GUILTY CA - Boat fire near Santa Cruz Island; 34 missing, Sept 2019 *captain charged*

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The jury will begin deliberating Boylan’s fate Monday morning.

Ignoring “basic rules of prudent seamanship” and the Certificate of Inspection requirements hanging in his own wheelhouse, prosecutors said, Boylan failed to order a roving night watch as people slept in a windowless bunk room below deck.

MOO
All those decades he was a captain.
He KNEW to set a roving night Watch.
 

Jerry Boylan, 69, was found guilty of one count of misconduct or neglect of ship officer following a 10-day trial.
Guilty
He could get 10 years behind bars when he’s sentenced Feb. 8


Relatives of those killed hugged one another and wept outside the courtroom Monday after the verdict was read.
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What caused the fire ?
When this happened, I thought it was said that many people's phones and other electronics were plugged in to recharge and the sockets were overloaded ?

Rest in eternal peace to the victims.
They must have been so terrified. :mad:
 
What caused the fire ?
When this happened, I thought it was said that many people's phones and other electronics were plugged in to recharge and the sockets were overloaded ?

Rest in eternal peace to the victims.
They must have been so terrified. :mad:
According to the NTSB the fire was of unknown cause. However this is snipped from the document.

Potential Sources. In the interior of the aft portion of the salon, the potential sources of ignition available included the vessel’s electrical system and the electronic devices and batteries being charged at the aftmost tables and aft bulkhead area. On the aft exterior of the salon, the potential ignition sources would likely be limited to improperly discarded smoking materials in the trash can.
An energized electrical system has the potential to become a source of ignition when elements of the system age, are improperly installed, or are accidentally damaged. Crew interviews revealed that, on occasion, electrical work, such as the replacement of lighting electrical fixtures in the salon, was completed by crewmembers, who were not licensed electricians. Although examination of the Conception’s electrical system was not possible, the examination of the Visionand the similarity of the two vessels would suggest similar electrical installations and condition. On October 2, 2019, a Coast Guard inspection found 19 electrical system deficiencies throughout the Vision. Some of the deficiencies cited were a result of work being done at the time. Deficiencies in the salon and galley area included corrosion, improper connectors, and signs of overload on a power strip. Deficiencies of this type can lead to electrical system malfunctions capable of initiating a fire.

 
What caused the fire ?
When this happened, I thought it was said that many people's phones and other electronics were plugged in to recharge and the sockets were overloaded ?

Rest in eternal peace to the victims.
They must have been so terrified. :mad:

Started in the trash in the galley, I believe - according to the trial.

Would welcome a correction - maybe it also had to do with electronics, but I don't think so.
 
Captain sentenced: 4 years in prison and 3 years supervised release, for criminal negligence
Captain Jerry Boylan was found guilty of one count of misconduct or neglect of ship officer last year. The charge is a pre-Civil War statute colloquially known as seaman's manslaughter. It was designed to hold steamboat captains and crew responsible for maritime disasters.

Boylan's appeal is ongoing. He faced up to 10 years behind bars.

The defense had asked the judge to sentence Boylan to a five-year probationary sentence, with three years to be served under house arrest.

"While the loss of life here is staggering, there can be no dispute that Mr. Boylan did not intend for anyone to die," his attorneys wrote in a sentencing memo. "Indeed, Mr. Boylan lives with significant grief, remorse, and trauma as a result of the deaths of his passengers and crew."
 
A complete alphabetical list of all the victims on the MV Conception

Carol Adamic, 60
Juha Ahopelto, 50
Neal Baltz, 42
Patricia Beisinger, 48
Vaidehi Campbell Williams, 41
Kendra Chan, 26
Scott Chan, 59
Adrian Dahood-Fritz, 40
Sanjeeri Deopujari, 31
Justin Dignam, 58
Berenice Felipe Alvarez, 16
Lisa Fiedler, 52
Kristy Finstad, 41
Andrew Fritz, 40
Daniel Garcia, 46
Marybeth Guiney, 51
Yuko Hatano, 39
Yulia Krashennaya, 40
Allie Kurtz, 26 (crewmember)
Xiang Lin, 45
Charles McIlvain, 44
Caroline McLaughlin, 35
Kaustubh Nirmal, 33
Angela Quitasol, 28
Evan Quitasol, 37
Michael Quitasol, 62
Nicole Quitasol, 31
Steven Salika, 55
Tia Salika-Adamic, 17
Sunil Singh Sandhu, 45
Fernisa Sison, 57
Ted Strom, 62
Kristian Takvam, 34
Wei Tan, 26

RIP to all.

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