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Coast Guard says it will enforce new safety rules to prevent another deadly boat fire

By   /  Friday, February 12th, 2021  /  Latest news, Law, middle, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Coast Guard says it will enforce new safety rules to prevent another deadly boat fire

The U.S. Coast Guard says it will require interconnected smoke detectors, night watch patrols and other safety measures recommended for small passenger boats after the deadly fire on board the Conception dive boat in the Santa Barbara Channel in 2019. In a Feb. 10 letter to the National Transportation Safety Board, Coast Guard Vice Admiral Read More →

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Dive boat captain indicted on 34 manslaughter charges

By   /  Tuesday, December 1st, 2020  /  Latest news, Law  /  Comments Off on Dive boat captain indicted on 34 manslaughter charges

The captain of the dive boat Conception, which was destroyed last year in a fire in the Santa Barbara Channel that killed 34 people, was indicted Dec. 1 by a federal grand jury on manslaughter charges. Jerry Nehl Boylan, 67, of Santa Barbara, faces 34 charges of “seaman’s manslaughter,” and each charge carries a maximum Read More →

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Dubroff: Dive boat fire an avoidable tragedy, and a double standard

By   /  Thursday, October 22nd, 2020  /  Columns, Latest news, South Coast, Subscriber content, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Dive boat fire an avoidable tragedy, and a double standard

Henry Dubroff

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Conception dive boat fire survivor files for damages

By   /  Wednesday, September 18th, 2019  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Conception dive boat fire survivor files for damages

A crew member who was aboard the dive boat Conception when a fire broke out Labor Day weekend, sinking the vessel and killing 34 people, filed for damages against the owner Truth Aquatics and dive charter company Worldwide Diving Adventures. In filings in Ventura County Superior Court, Ryan Sims said he was asleep on the Read More →

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