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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The Central Coast’s dive boat industry is likely to feel pressure as investigators try to figure out what caused the blaze that killed 34 people when the Conception burst into flames early on Labor Day near Santa Cruz Island. Divers and first responders had recovered the bodies of 33 victims at press time, with one Read More →