Saturday , January 22 2022
Home / News / Officials provide updates on Santa Cruz Boat fire

Officials provide updates on Santa Cruz Boat fire

Officials provide an update on the situation

A diving boat with dozens of passengers aboard caught fire near Santa Barbara, California, and some deaths have been reported.

Five crew members sleeping on the top deck were rescued at Santa Cruz Island, near Santa Barbara, according to Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Kroll of the U.S. Coast Guard. He said 34 passengers who were sleeping below deck have not been accounted for.

“The vessel was reported as being on fire,” the Coast Guard Los Angeles said on Twitter. “The a group of crew members has been rescued (one with minor injuries) and efforts continue to evacuate the remaining passengers.”

The Ventura County Fire Department said it was also involved in the rescue operation. KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, citing Ventura fire officials, said multiple deaths had been reported.

» Subscribe to USA TODAY:
» Watch more on this and other topics from USA TODAY:

» USA TODAY delivers current local and national news, sports, entertainment, finance, technology, and more through award-winning journalism, photos, videos and VR.


About approid

Check Also

‘A Crisis With Global Consequences’: Blinken Seeks Allies To Counter Russian Threat

Speaking in Berlin, the U.S. secretary of state compared that city’s troubled history to the …


  1. I just don’t understand how that the boat explodes 20 yards from shore and yet they can’t find any human remains in the water. Tell me how that makes sense. I understand that the crew was awake and was able to jump off but it’s still suspicious to me that all 5 were able to do so. 🤔🤷‍♂️.

  2. How come all the crew members survived and 34 passengers died? This does not make sense! I wonder if a competitor company bribed someone to put this company out of business by fire! So they can make $22000 each trip?

  3. This can't be an accident! Most likely the boat was anchored and no engine was running, was the fire deliberately started by some one?

  4. one of the people who died on that boat was a physics teacher at my school 💔

  5. An investigation needs to launched. Someone down below new something. Makes me wonder.

  6. I don't understand how did the fire get a o out of control if the crew was awake….an how did they get off but nobody else did….were they all trapped.???????

  7. women in charge is one of the problems. we don't need a female coast guard captain.

  8. So the crew members were awake and escaped the flames ?? Seems like they may have been smoking near an oxygen tank or something.

  9. She looks like a good match for soccer girl.

  10. Sleeping quarters on bottom level . No escape

  11. You should make it CLEAR in the video title that the fire was in the
    SANTA BARBARA area..Santa Cruz ISLAND is where it appears the crew were rescued, please don't title this a, "Santa Cruz Boat Fire.* 🙄

  12. There will be no real investigation. HRC tells California authorities to stand down as she has it all covered.

  13. This is why I am more convinced that I will never go on a cruise! I pray for a miracle !

  14. Wonder if all those oxygen filled tanks fed the fire

  15. Dove this boat many times. Four rows of bunks each stacked three high in passenger quarters. Passengers sleep below sea level, crew sleeps in crew quarters which are above the working deck. Should be at least one crew member awake at all times. Most likely smoke inhalation or CO poisoning incapacated passengers, as there is a ladder down the front and emergency exit in back of passenger cabin.

  16. Lol, "Monica… And my rank is Captain" 🙄

  17. ?? Weird bossy coast guard person seems not to know much or care.

  18. Why is it that the 'crew' always jumps ship and leaves their 'passengers' onboard to fend for themselves? Isn't there an obligated duty to passenger protection on a ship?

  19. Watched it once for the information and once to guess the gender of the spokes-thing. Boy was I surprised at the end when it was revealed to be a Monica.

  20. Stop,whom cares who responded, answer something Mrs . trump 😤😨

  21. Lord, have mercy on all who perished and heal all who are injured!
    Carolyn M Scotti

  22. 4 + 9 = 13 another code…………… notice the crew were the only survivors…….the names of the boats are also coded

  23. Wow that boy sounds just like an adult female. His parents shouldn't have named him Monica, maybe he won't sound so girly.

  24. I pray these are Masonic Hoaxes that they do on all the Holidays and not real deaths. The 33 Masonic Hoax code is in the time of the fire and you also notice there are NO DETAILS really given…..never have any info…blah blah……. 34 victims missing = 7 is also Masonic Coding for psy op ..they love to traumatize people …praying no one really died.

  25. Sounds staged to me, I would have more chances surviving around water verses a building!…

Leave a Reply