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Lawsuits claim similar fire broke out year before dive boat tragedy

By   /  Tuesday, January 14th, 2020  /  Latest news, Law, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Lawsuits claim similar fire broke out year before dive boat tragedy

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Widow sues Truth Aquatics for wrongful death in dive boat fire

By   /  Tuesday, November 12th, 2019  /  Latest news, Law, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Widow sues Truth Aquatics for wrongful death in dive boat fire

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Dive boat operator Truth Aquatics suspends all operations

By   /  Tuesday, October 1st, 2019  /  Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Dive boat operator Truth Aquatics suspends all operations

Santa Barbara-based Truth Aquatics, which operated the dive boat Conception that burned on Labor Day and killed 34 people, said it is suspending all operations while an investigation continues. “With the continued calls and request for tours, we want to announce that we are officially suspending all operations of our Truth Aquatic fleet for a Read More →

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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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Dive boat investigators serve search warrants, release names of 22 victims

By   /  Monday, September 9th, 2019  /  Latest news, Law, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Dive boat investigators serve search warrants, release names of 22 victims

As investigators poured over evidence seized over the weekend, efforts to salvage the remains of the dive boat Conception remained stalled Sept. 9 a week after the deadliest maritime disaster in decades. Investigators served search warrants at Santa Barbara-based Truth Aquatics and the Sea Landing dive center Sept. 8 as part of a probe into Read More →

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33 dead, 1 missing after Santa Barbara boat fire

By   /  Monday, September 2nd, 2019  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on 33 dead, 1 missing after Santa Barbara boat fire

Updated at noon Sept. 4: The latest tragedy to hit the Central Coast unfolded in the predawn hours of Labor Day when the scuba diving vessel Conception burst into flames just off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, leaving at least 33 people dead and one missing. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said five Read More →

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