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Fire on dive boat Conception in CA

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by divezonescuba, Sep 2, 2019.

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  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Wide-eyed nube in the Pub ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The Captain has discretion in choosing the crew, assigning the crew, understanding the strengths and weaknesses of crew members.
     
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  2. cerich

    cerich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well done.
     
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  3. bigDave

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    Question I have not seen addressed - what kind of firefighting equipment was on the Conception? I have seen photos with a couple of fire extinguishers, and a photo of a locker.

    I know in this case it was hopeless once discovered, but again just curious about what tools were there to fight fires.

    David
     
  4. vlxjim

    vlxjim Angel Fish

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    One pump and two 1 1/2" hoses. Port and starboard side at the rear of the main deck dinning cabin.

    Page 2 of the OCI link below.
    https://ca-times.brightspotcdn.com/...5f54/conception-certificate-of-inspection.pdf
     
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  5. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    This scenario is pretty remote because each watch stander wakes the next one up to relieve them. It would be pretty hard to explain and there is no doubt such a job-ending decision will be discovered. It is unlikely that you would get canned by telling the captain or mate that you just can't stay awake, even in the military unless you made a habit of it.
     
  6. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

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    200 pounds of CO2 for the engine room. Don't want to be in there if that goes off.

    But the fire hoses, what powered them? Was that off the APU, main engine?
     
  7. EricTheDood

    EricTheDood DIR Practitioner

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    A night watchman is a backup, not a replacement for smoke detectors.

    Five crewmen, all asleep, as the sole survivors, makes for big headlines. But for those of us who actually go on boats, we want working smoke detectors, and backups of smoke detectors.
     
  8. RockiesFan

    RockiesFan Solo Diver

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    Had it been definitively established that all crew were asleep or is it media conjecture?
     
  9. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    That statement is from the NTSB, not the media.
     
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  10. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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    They stated that it is based on the interviews of three of the five survivors. The report also said there may be errors. I'm not going to jump on the blame bandwagon just yet.
     
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