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Charred wreckage of California dive boat raised from ocean floor

Sep 12 2019

LOS ANGELES A dive boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast, killing 34 people, was raised from the ocean floor on Thursday as federal safety officials said the crew had no night watchman on duty, as required, when the flames erupted.

UPDATE 1-Final body found in California boat fire, Coast Guard issues lithium battery warning

Sep 11 2019

LOS ANGELES, Sept 11 Divers on Wednesday recovered the remains of the final victim of a California dive boat fire that killed 34 people, as the U.S. Coast Guard issued a safety bulletin focusing on emergency escape routes, crew training and the charging of lithium-ion batteries.

U.S. Coast Guard issues lithium battery warning following California boat fire

Sep 11 2019

LOS ANGELES, Sept 11 The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a safety bulletin following the Labor Day fire on a California dive boat that killed 34 people, focusing on emergency escape routes, crew training and the charging of lithium-ion batteries.

FBI seeks video, pictures as it investigates California dive boat fire

Sep 10 2019

LOS ANGELES The FBI on Tuesday asked the public for video or photos of the Labor Day fire aboard a California dive boat that killed 34 people, saying it was seeking the images as part of its investigation into one of the state's worst maritime disasters.

California boat fire victims likely died of smoke inhalation

Sep 09 2019

(Corrects year of Titanic sinking to 1912, in paragraph 14 of this Sept. 6 story.)

Criminal investigation opens into fire aboard California dive boat: source

Sep 09 2019

LOS ANGELES Federal authorities are conducting a criminal investigation into the fire on a California dive boat that killed 34 people in one of the state's worst maritime disasters, a law enforcement source said on Monday.

Crew told of 'harrowing' California boat fire that killed 34: NTSB

Sep 06 2019

LOS ANGELES The crew of a dive ship that caught fire and sank off the California coast told a "harrowing story" of their failed attempts to save 34 people trapped below deck in a bunk room already engulfed in flames, investigators said on Thursday. | Video

Top California scientist was on dive ship, presumed dead -governor

Sep 05 2019

LOS ANGELES, Sept 5 A senior environmental scientist and her husband were on the dive boat that caught fire and sank off the coast, California's governor said on Thursday, and are presumed to be among the 34 people killed in one of the state's worst maritime disasters.

Accused drug dealer charged with supplying fatal dose of fentanyl to Mac Miller

Sep 05 2019

LOS ANGELES A Los Angeles man who prosecutors say supplied counterfeit oxycodone laced with fentanyl to rapper Mac Miller two days before his death from an accidental overdose was arrested on Wednesday on federal drug trafficking charges.

California boat fire investigators interview captain, crew

Sep 05 2019

Federal investigators on Wednesday interviewed the captain and crew of a dive boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast and they also met with families of 34 people killed in one of the state's worst maritime disasters. | Video

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