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Fire on dive boat Conception in CA

Discussion in 'Accidents & Incidents' started by divezonescuba, Sep 2, 2019.

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  1. dytis-sm

    dytis-sm Solo Diver

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    Is it an illusion or does it seem that the charring appears more intense in the kitchen-stove area? Looking at the recovered remains, I see the darkest area to be the area where normally the stove would be. Of course the bunk area is totally charred but should be expected since there was only "fuel" down below: wood, plastic, etc. It is obvious that the engine area and the rear of the boat was not involved in the primary fire.
     
  2. vlxjim

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    Am I seeing this right? The engines, generators and compressors are gone. You would of thought those would still be there.
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  3. NickB-LA

    NickB-LA Registered

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    As has been posted in this thread, the crewmen attempted to get to the hose stations, but could not reach them due to the fire.
     
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  4. Texas Torpedo

    Texas Torpedo Pollo Grande Tejano! ScubaBoard Supporter

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    They may have already recovered them. I'm assuming when it rolled they either came out and landed separately, or they removed them prior to the lift. [Edit: I think I can see the engines]
     
  5. KevinNM

    KevinNM DIR Practitioner

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    Boat rolled inverted after a severe fire. Heavy stuff may have torn lose and fallen free.
     
  6. vlxjim

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    Those diesels are probably the most secure thing on that boat. They are fastened to the backbone of that boat and not going anywhere.
     
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  7. Luis H

    Luis H Instructor, Scuba

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    Aren't those the engines just inboard of those two tanks?

    I would guess those are water tanks.
     
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  8. DebbyDiver

    DebbyDiver Livin' the dream ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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  9. Wookie

    Wookie Curmudgeon Apprentice ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I’d guess fuel? My wife says they aren’t big enough.
     
  10. Cowfish Aesthetic

    Cowfish Aesthetic Contributor

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    It's entirely possible I'm misinterpreting what I see, but it looks to me from those close ups like the passenger bunkroom is about the least burned part of that boat. In fact there are still distinguishable features to it. That would certainly lend credence to the idea that the fire did not start down below.

    Edit: on further reflection, the area I'm looking at may be the shower room, not the bunkroom.
     
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