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  1. Blackmagic94

    Blackmagic94 Well-Known Member

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    possible 34 dead off the coast of LA at 0400 this morning.
     
  2. RitcheyRch

    RitcheyRch Currently Boat-Less

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    Not good to read.
     
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  3. TPC

    TPC Wrenching Dad

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    We have friend that are regular, hope they didn't go out this weekend.
    Not answering their text.
     
  4. SoCalDave

    SoCalDave Well-Known Member

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    News conference on now
     
  5. cofooter

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    Wow, what a way to go, RIP to those that didn't make it.
     
  6. Singleton

    Singleton Well-Known Member

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    Yuck. This post just hit home. My wife’s ex-husband borrowed some of our equipment and went diving this weekend.

    Sure as hell hope we don’t need to call my step-sons with this news. Wife already had to call her ex’s GF to find out what boat he was on and she does not know! Fuck me, going to be a long day.
     
  7. HGP3

    HGP3 Well-Known Member

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    So sad.
     
  8. H20 Toie

    H20 Toie Well-Known Member

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    Damn when i learned to dive we use to go out on that boat.
     
  9. coolchange

    coolchange Lower level functionary

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    Conception is based out of Santa Barbara. If that helps anyone.
     
  10. Ziggy

    Ziggy SlumLord

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    Los Angeles or Louisiana? :confused:
    Punctuation helps.
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    Edit: west coast
     
  11. 28Eliminator

    28Eliminator Well-Known Member

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    LA. The boat was at the Channel Islands.


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  12. lIQUIDATEDdAMAGES

    lIQUIDATEDdAMAGES Well-Known Member

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    Enjoying my coffee on the boat in the slip in Newport listening to the VHF traffic to see if I could hear that far and just heard a report of a sailboat on fire at the isthmus on Catalina. Crazy morning. Check your smoke detectors and fire suppression systems people!


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    4Waters Well-Known Member

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    I heard the Coast Guard audio (Coast Guard side only) and basically it sounds like the/a door was locked, CG dispatcher asked if they could get back on the boat and unlock the door, then asked about escape hatches, CG dispatcher confirmed (rodger) no escape hatches. Sad deal
     
  15. 4Waters

    4Waters Well-Known Member

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    4 bodies recovered so far :(
     
  16. boatpi

    boatpi Well-Known Member

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    This is an old wooden boat , so keep an eye out for dry rot in the engine compartment or a generator fire, and it cooking away and just lighting off. Not to mention the last Coast Guard inspection and where are the automatic fire extinguishers.

    if the reason is one of the generator area and then the fire detection systems. not to mention the last Coast Guard inspection.

    This is sad, ugly, And completely preventable. and completely preventable
     
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  17. 4Waters

    4Waters Well-Known Member

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    Why did you double type or is this something with the hack this morning.
     
  18. LowRiver2

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    341E95C6-61A9-44FA-99AE-EAFD389F4509.jpeg Before it sank
     
  19. TPC

    TPC Wrenching Dad

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    4Waters Well-Known Member

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  21. TPC

    TPC Wrenching Dad

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    Yeah.
    Sounds like the crew escaped and left the passengers on board.
    Note the CG voice response.
     
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  22. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    Why would a door be locked???
     
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    TPC Wrenching Dad

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    It was inappropriate at this time.
     
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  25. stephenkatsea

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    Just because it was said by CG radio personnel, it doesn't mean it was correct. Years ago the Conception had lost power near the Channel Islands Harbor entrance. Assume the captain of the Conception was in the engine room trying to get the main engines started. The young crewman manning Ch16 for the Conception was asked by CG LA/LB for the vessel's CF number. Of course they didn't have one, so he told LA/LB they didn't have one. That put the apparently very new CG radioperson into a panic. The Conception was and always has been a Documented Vessel with an Official Number, never had a CF number. After this rediculous conversation I did a "break, break" and informed CG LA/LB that the Conception was a Documented, USCG Certified vessel, with as many as 40 POB, currently dead in the water and drifting toward the entrance jetties of the CI Harbor. With that a completely different voice came on the radio from the CG and assistance for the Conception began to happen quickly.
     
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    TPC Wrenching Dad

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    CG 5 has the full mayday call.
    Check your comments RDP forum members family may have been on board.
     
  28. HBCraig

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    Damn TPC, hate to hear this.
     
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    The EOC is set up across the harbor from us. News is everywhere. Supposedly when they raise the boat they’re bringing it here. Boats 65’ down 30 yards off the front side of Santa Cruz.

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  30. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    That is unbelievable. :(. Such a sad story.
     
  31. SoCalDave

    SoCalDave Well-Known Member

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    So tragic of an event. RIP to all involved.
     
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    This is so sad! Is it common practice for people to be locked in sleeping quarters on a dive boat????
     
  33. Roaddawg

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    I've never been on a boat like this but I wouldn't think being locked in the sleeping quarters is common? Either way RIP
     
  34. TITTIES AND BEER

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    Yahoo is saying2 groups out celebrating birthdays :( RIP
     
  35. FishSniper

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    I've been on many fishing boats that have similar layouts and have never been locked in the bunk area. I'm wondering if that wasn't a miscommunication or bad info cause I can't imagine any boat is locking people below deck.
     
  36. SoCalDave

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    My thoughts as well.
    Looks to be only one door in/out of the bunk room???
     
  37. bonesfab

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    Why would they lock people in? You are in the middle of the ocean. I doubt there was even a lock on the door.
     
  38. Boozer

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    Looking at layout of that boat there is only one access door to get in and out of the bunk area. I would think there would be some type of legal requirements for a boat that size to have fire exits but that isn’t looking to be the case in this situation?

    This is absolutely horrible. I don’t understand how something like this could happen in this day and age.

    Godspeed to those who lost their lives.


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    They dont lock people in the sleeping quarters you are usually allowed to get out and get fresh air if desired.But if a fire took place in the galley they can become trapt down below depending on where the stairs are to access the sleeping quarters.
     
  41. stephenkatsea

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    I am positive no one was locked into any where on the boat. That was the ridiculous response from the CG radio operator. The exits from the bunk area of the Conception go into the galley. There would have been an additional escape hatch. No doors were locked.
     
  42. stephenkatsea

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    You’re looking at an open stairway up to the galley. There are no doors on that stairway to lock.
     
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    Damn, thats alot of people in a little space, must have been chaos.
     
  44. MissB

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    unbelievable... what a terrifying thing to have happen.... :(
     
  45. boatpi

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    Just as I thought, news just said crew escaped and no secondary hatch available, as this is an old boat. One way in and out unlike newer boats. They had no way out, just tragic. Cause aside, I fault government for not having better requirements for safety. Things will change after this.
     
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    Just tragic hearing the call. Heartbreaking. My prayers to everyone involved.
     
  47. stephenkatsea

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    Well, if the news said it then it must be true . . . Not. Previous passengers have said there was an emergency escape hatch aft in the bunk area. Did the news also mention that the crew quarters were topside just aft of the bridge? Did the news mention that the forward upper bunk on the port side of the bunk room was dedicated for 1 crew member? Perhaps the cook? Take a close look at the bunk layout drawing.BTW - 1981 is not old for a SoCal USCG certified passenger carrying vessel. 4 passengers apparently did get out of the bunk area. Their bodies were recovered at the scene.
     
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    News is reporting 4 more bodies found (but not yet recovered) on the sea floor.

    Tragic. Hopefully the survivors can shed some light on what went wrong.
     
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    Sad deal. Regardless of actual cause, or blame placed, people were out to have fun. Maybe even the trip of a lifetime deal. A fire in the galley would have slowed any attempt at an escape...and smoke alarms may not have woken those bellow decks before they were already trapped.
    I feel bad for all involved. Those who passed have stopped feeling their pain. The pain and confusion is just starting for the survivors or family members.
     
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    Let the investigators do their jobs. Suppositions and assumptions are of no value.
     

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