The recent death tolls in dive boat and duck boat accidents may result in the NTSB and Coast Guard finally agreeing on tougher standards.
(Correction: An earlier version of this story stated Jennifer Hormendy might lead the NTSB investigating panel. In fact, Board Members
For more than 15 years, the National Transportation Safety Board regularly has warned the US Coast Guard that it should urgently strengthen fire safety crew training and require preventive vessel maintenance programs to avoid small passenger ship fires such as the one that killed more than 30 people last week on the dive ship “Conception,” an in-depth look at NTSB records reveals.
How could the dive ship Conception, lost off the California coast last week, burn so hot and so quickly that
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With sinking duck boats in Missouri last year and the death of divers on the Conception this week, one would
The “Vision,” a sister ship of the lost dive ship “Conception” was cited by the Coast Guard and required to
By Robert R. Frump In two previous cases, on vessels similar to the dive ship Conception, the National Transportation Safety Board
A review of Coast Guard inspection records for the stricken dive boat Conception appears to show Coast Guard inspectors found
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