Boat's Owners Blamed For Fire That Killed 34 People in 2019

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Boat's Owners Blamed For Fire That Killed 34 People in 2019
The fire happened during a Labor Day weekend scuba diving trip in Southern California.
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The National Transportation Safety Board ruled the owners of a diving boat are to blame for a fire that killed 34 people last year.

The fire happened during a Labor Day weekend scuba diving trip in Southern California.

The NTSB said the boat's captain did not have a night watchman on board, which allowed the fire to spread quickly and trap 33 passengers and one crew member.

It also blamed the Coast Guard for not enforcing the requirement.