Diving boat fire, California

At least 34 people were feared dead after diving boat CONCEPTION caught fire off Santa Cruz Island, California, early morning Sep 2, with some 39 people on board. 34 went missing and 5 were rescued, reportedly all rescued are crew. CONCEPTION reportedly could accommodate 46 people. Latest or last AIS dated 0538 UTC Sep 2.
Diving boat CONCEPTION, MMSI 367098480, length 24 meters, built 1981, flag USA.



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