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February 2022    Download the Entire Issue (PDF) Vol. 37, No. 2   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
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Conception Tragedy Leads to New Safety Rules

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The U.S. Coast Guard has announced new fire safety rules for small boats more than two years after the fire aboard the California liveaboard dive boat Conception killed 33 divers and one crew member.

The rules go into effect on March 28 and require boat operators to install fire detection systems and extinguishers, ensure proper escape routes are available, develop procedures for handling potentially dangerous items such as rechargeable batteries, and install a monitoring device to ensure the night watchman stays awake, among other requirements....


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