Over 30 people die in burning boat near California coast – https://en.crimerussia.com/
Rescue teams are working at the scene, several crew members were rescued, evacuation is underway.
At least 34 people were killed in a fire on a ship near the island of Santa Cruz in California. This is reported by the Los Angeles Coast Guard on Twitter.
BREAKING NEWS: The Coast Guard has launched multiple rescue assets along with assets from local agencies to assist more than 30 people in distress on a 75ft boat near Santa Cruz Island. More details will be available later as this operation continues.
— USCG Los Angeles (@USCGLosAngeles) September 2, 2019
Rescue teams are working at the scene, five crew members were rescued, evacuation is underway.
“All we can say is the boat is on fire,” the Coast Guard tells CNN.
The diving boat that is on fire off the coast of Southern California is named “Conception.” It is based in Santa Barbara Harbor, according to Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol Officer Nathan Alldredge.
Alldredge tells CNN they were called to respond shortly before 4 a.m. local today for fire suppression and mutual aid in the Platts Harbor area of Santa Cruz Island.
He says the boat was reported with “at least 30 passengers on board and fully involved in flames.”