The Latest On The Tragedy Off Santa Cruz Island
Recovery efforts are continuing near Santa Cruz Island after a dive boat named Conception caught fire and sank early Monday with 34 people aboard. Coast Guard officials. Santa coque 360 samsung j3 2016 Barbara County iphone 6 coque led Sheriff Bill Brown said Tuesday it appeared a stairwell and escape hatch were both blocked by fire.
Here’s what else we know so far.
This image made from video released by TowBoatUS Ventura shows an emergency responder dousing the dive boat Conception coque samsung j3 2017 licorne before it sank off Santa coque a50 samsung pokemon Cruz Island on Monday, Sept. coque samsung a50 terrapin 2, 2019. (Courtesy Capt. Coast Guard suspended the search for survivors, USCG Captain Monica Rochester said.
Four to six additional bodies were located in the wreckage Monday night, but the sunken ship is currently inverted upside down on the sea floor, creating samsung a70 coque licorne a hazardous situation for divers.
« We want to make sure that this process is done safely and methodically, » he said.
Brown also said the five surviving crew members gave written coque iphone 6 love statements Monday and would be interviewed Tuesday.
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE VICTIMS
Local law enforcement along with search and rescue teams help unload bodies in Santa Barbara. The remains recovered from the coque a40 samsung fille ocean near where the Conception, a commercial diving vessel, caught fire and sank before dawn on, coque iphone 4 pour garcon Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. (Christian Monterrosa/AP)
The sheriff’s department has a list of passengers from the Conception and have been working to notify the victims’ families. Sheriff Brown said four families have yet to be reached Tuesday. The majority of the passengers appear to be from the coque samsung j3 fredie mercury Bay Area, he added.
Brown coque samsung j3 2017queen said many, if not all of the victims, were badly burned in the fire, meaning the remains will have to be identified through DNA testing. Department of Justice is assisting local officials with a rapid DNA analysis tool to coque iphone 5 raye speed up the identification process, Brown said, but it’s unclear how long that process will take.
The Santa Barbara County Coroner is handling the remains with assistance from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. No autopsies have been performed as of Tuesday morning, officials said.
A family assistance center was established at Earl coque iphone 6 renard Warren Showgrounds at 3400 Calle Real in Santa Barbara to provide family coque samsung j3 pop corn and friends of victims information, support, mental health counseling, and other resources. at the Deep Blue leadstar coque pour samsung galaxy tab a 10 1 Scuba Center on the coque samsung j3 2017 fleur Belmont Pier in Long Beach.
A raging fire engulfed the diving boat Conception in the predawn hours on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. (Courtesy Santa Barbara County Fire Department)
Conception’s 33 passengers and 6 crew members were on a three day excursion in the Channel Islands. Early Monday morning, the vessel was anchored off Platts Harbor on the north side of Santa Cruz Island, a popular Southern California dive site located about 24 miles off the Santa Barbara coast. Monday reported a raging fire coque samsung edge 6 on the vessel. The passengers were below deck asleep when the blaze broke out.
The five crew members were rescued by coque iphone 5 gardiens de la galaxie a good Samaritan boat anchored nearby.
« This is probably the worst case scenario you could possibly have, » Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown told reporters Monday, noting the combination of a fire breaking out on a boat in a remote location in the middle of the night.
Fire overtook the Conception in the predawn hours on Monday, Sept. coque iphone 6 s 2, 2019. (Courtesy Ventura County Fire Department)
Search and rescue teams responded with helicopters, boats and divers and located another four bodies on coque samsung galaxy a2core the ocean floor Monday. Concerns over the tide and the stability of the sunken boat hampered recovery efforts that afternoon, but as crews worked into the night, 16 more bodies were recovered and brought coque tablette galaxy tab a to shore…