Sinking of MV Conception
|Date||September 2, 2019|
|Time||Approximately 3:00 a.m. PDT UTC−07:00|
|Location||Platts Harbor, Santa Cruz Island, California, United States|
|Outcome||(See Aftermath section)|
On September 2, 2019, the 75-foot (23 m) diving boat Conception caught fire and sank off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, California.
The boat was anchored in Platts Harbor, a small undeveloped bay on the north shore of the island, with over 30 passengers asleep below decks when fire broke out shortly after 3 am. The loss of the ship caused a rescue operation by the United States Coast Guard.
Coast Guard divers counted 25 bodies in the sunken hull, while nine other people remain missing.
References[change | change source]
- Dowd, Katie; SFGATE (September 2, 2019). "What we know about the Santa Cruz Island boat fire disaster". SFGate. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
- "4 Bodies Recovered Near Santa Cruz Island Where Dive Boat Burned; at Least 29 Still Missing: USCG". KTLA. September 2, 2019. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
- "Coast Guard: 25 bodies found after California boat fire". Associated Press. September 2, 2019. Retrieved September 2, 2019.