Tragedy on Local Dive Boat

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    This looks seriously bad.
     
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    I saw that last night. Awful...
     
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    I wonder what could cause a boat like that to go up in flames so fast.
     
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    That is tragic.

    Was it hypothermia that got them? It seems like with wetsuits and BCD's, you could float a good long while out there waiting on rescue.
     
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    It sounds like all of the passengers were trapped below in a burning boat. Horrible.
     
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    I've been on many dive boats over the years and this is heartbreaking. There was a 17 y/o on the boat with her parents and they had just celebrated her birthday the day before. On these types of boats the sleeping quarters are very compact and for 33 people trying to get out all at once would have been total chaos. Sounds like the fire literally started with an explosion so there was no time for the crew to do anything but save themselves.
     
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    ...crew bunked above deck and got off... passengers trapped below deck. Plan showed only one stairwell ... wouldnt have thought that was code. Nightmare.
     
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    Once fiberglass / polyester resin ignites, there' absolutely no way to stop it.
     
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    So sad.....
     
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    I don't know much of anything about diving. But that seems like A LOT of people on a 75 foot boat? That also includes lots of dive gear and facilities for feeding 34 people? Only one way out of the cabin where the 34 people were bunked? I hope smoke inhalation took those poor folks quickly
     
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    Right, so they may have been asphyxiated before the flames got to them. This is almost a case where divers are relaxed about being cradled by water. But once the fire starts, there's no fireproof hatch - and it really isn't feasible to escape through the hull.

    Someone is going to prison out of this one.
     
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    Tragic. In this picture of the vessel I see 10 people and the back section of the boat seems packed with gear.
    Reports say 39 total people on board with diving gear and supplies to last 3 days. Does this too small for that or is a
    lot of sleeping quarters below water level?
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    Would a door to below be locked as standard protocol? The 911 dialogue includes asking if the door could be unlocked. So terrible.
     
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    ..really? ...cant imagine locking the only egress..just too stupid to conceive
    Maybe just a poor choice of words if the hatch was jammed from heat??
     

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