Harrowing mayday call from burning boat off California coast

Harrowing mayday call from burning boat off California coast


SORRY. ELLISON BARBER, VERY NICE WORK DOWN THERE. WELL, THE COAST GUARD RECOVERING FOR BODIES AFTER A DIVE WENT UP IN FLAMES. 29 PEOPLE STILL MISSING. IT HAPPENED NEAR SANTA CRUZ ISLAND. THE BOAT WAS APPARENTLY USED FOR MULTI-DAY SCUBA DIVING TRIPS WITH BUNK BEDS FOR DOZENS OF PASSENGERS. MARK BARNEY WITH THE U.S. COAST GUARD JOINS US NOW ON THE PHONE, AND IT IS UNCLEAR TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, OFFICER BARNEY, HOW EXACTLY DOES HAPPEN. DO WE HAVE ANY INDICATION OF WHAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED THIS MORNING?>>GOOD MORNING, SIR. RIGHT NOW, WE DON’T HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON ANY EVIDENCE THAT LEADS US TOWARDS WHAT CAUSED THE FIRE THIS MORNING. IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE ARE GOING TO LOOK HEAVILY INTO, BUT RIGHT NOW, WE ARE MORE CONCERNED WITH THE SEARCH AND RESCUE ASPECT.>>Trace: IS IT STILL SEARCH AND RESCUE? THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CONFLICTING REPORTS THAT IT IS NOW SEARCH AND RECOVERY. I KNOW YOU WERE JUST ABOUT TO HEAD BACK OUT THERE. YOUR ESTIMATION FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, THEY ARE STILL LOOKING FOR SURVIVORS?>>CRACKS. WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR POTENTIAL SURVIVORS AT THIS POINT IN TIME.>>Trace: WHEN YOU GO OUT THERE, WHAT IS IT THAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR EXACTLY? YOU KNOW — THERE ARE SOME REPORTS, WHAT ARE YOU GOING OUT ON LOOKING FOR RIGHT NOW?>>SO, FOR EVERY SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM THAT WE HAVE IN THE WATER, WE HAVE REPORTS OF PEOPLE IN THE WATER. WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE TOPS OF THE HEAD, SHOULDERS. THAT IS WHAT IS NORMALLY GOING TO BE STICKING OUT OF THE WATER AS THEY ARE TREADING WATER. WE ARE LOOKING FOR ANY SIGNS OF PEOPLE ON THE SHORELINE, IN THE WATER. IT BREEDS. ANY FORM OF EVIDENCE THAT WILL LEAD US TO MORE PEOPLE.>>Trace: I WANT TO PLAY THIS MADE A CALL. I WANT TO PLAY THIS FOR YOU AND GET YOUR REACTION. TO GO THIS IS THE COAST GUARD ON CHANNEL 16. WHAT IS YOUR POSITION? [INAUDIBLE]>>Trace: YOU HEARD HIM THERE. HE SAID HE CAN’T BREATHE. 39 PEOPLE ON BOARD THE BOAT. WE KNOW FIVE OF THEM GOT OFF. WHEN HE FIRST GOT TO THE SCENE, WHAT WAS THE FIRST THING THAT THE COAST GUARD DOES IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS?>>WELL, THE FIRST THING THAT WE DO IS ENSURE THAT THERE ARE NO OTHER PEOPLE IN THE WATER AT THE TIME. SO THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT FOCUSED ON DISTINGUISHING THE FIRE WHILE WE MORE OR LESS ARE FOCUSING ON SEEING IF WE CAN FIND ANY PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE JUMPED OVERBOARD.>>Trace: IT IS A HEART-WRENCHING SITUATION. BEST OF LUCK TO YOU, THE FAMILIES OUT THERE. THANK YOU SO MUCH, SIR.>>SORRY. ONE MORE PIECE OF INFORMATION TO PASS ON. SIR?>>Trace: PLEASE DO, SIR.>>WE ARE PASSING IT ON A NUMBER FOR THE FAMILY ASSISTANCE LINE. CALL THIS NUMBER IMMEDIATELY TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ON THESE OTHER PASSENGERS FROM FRIENDS OR FAMILY ABOARD THE VESSEL. THE NUMBER IS 833-688-5581.>>Trace: 833 — ONE MORE TIME.>>833-688-5581.

89 thoughts on “Harrowing mayday call from burning boat off California coast

  1. This is a horrific tragedy!
    Five crew members made it off alive though? They should be held accountable. It is a crime to Desert your passengers! 🤔

  2. I really hope they find some of those divers alive and my condolences to the families and California. Thank you also Fox News posters for showing your sincere condolences

  3. Extremely suspicious. Boat was in harbor in 20 ft of water. All five crew on the upper deck jumped off and left all 34 below deck asleep.

  4. How terrible to burn with all that life saving water surrounding you…this is a boat safety failure…Any commercial boat that has sleeping quarters where people will be guests should and i think DO have fire regulations that must be in place…this was the owner of the boats fault 110%…an accident that could and should have been prevented with proper precautionary practices in place…i cant even imagine the horror of being trapped mere inches from survival(water) but not being able to reach it….😭😭

  5. I bet this sort of thing will be at the expense of ignorance after the investigation is finished.
    The hands we put our lives into is astonishing. Without a second thought, or worse yet situations where we can't control it. I.E major airlines etc. Step away from the computer, pull heads outta butt and pay attention.

  6. CNN Don Lemon tell us orange man burned boat, caused hurricane and shoot children in Texas.
    Don Lemon tell us what to think tonight.

  7. Just checked the BBS for so cal scuba, and apparently the passengers, which was a chartered dive trip, all perished, as their bunks are all downstairs, below where the fire was. The crew was resuced, mainly because their bunks are generally on the top section of the cabin, because those are the worst sleeping bunks, because of the boat rocking…

  8. The sinners are paying for there sins!! It’s time for all of California to repent and accept Jesus Christ!!! Jesus Christ doesn’t like homosexuality adulterers

  9. Your on a boat  surrounded by water that catches fire. You jump off and swim away from the supposed boat that is on fire. Don't get on a boat without wearing a life jacket.

  10. Having been a master mariner for 44 years, this is unacceptable to me..It stinks of incompetence. You take that many people to sea, you have a safety meeting so everyone knows what to do in the event of an emergency. This is a tragedy..Makes me cry thinking about it

  11. Question: DIVERS on a boat to go Diving, ‘die’ on a ‘Burning’ boat?? So, everyone on the boat is a ‘diver’, or ‘diver qualified’? So, they are somewhat familiar with swimming in open ocean?
    So, how, why didn’t they just swim away from the boat, that was on fire??

  12. I bet something was about to explode and the crew members only thought that in 10 seconds, we only have enough time to jump. Now we need to determine the cause of the fire

  13. Been out by Santa Cruz Island for fishing before. Normally, those seas are calm as you are on the leeward side of the islands.

  14. What kind of question is that? Of course they are going to look for those 34 people that are missing. This is Hector

  15. We live here in SantaBarbara Ca. And everyone is devastated. Can barely get local news. The helicopters are going around and search and rescue is active. I’ve been out there on a boat to spend the night with a great group it’s desolate. The May Day call was heartbreaking pray for the families so horrible.😢🙏

  16. I just unsubscribe to Fox, because they block the comment section of most of the news, fox is turning to CNN in front of our eyes.. good luck fox your ratings will be as shitty at CNN…!!!

  17. it shouldn't take that long for Trump to blame Obama about this.
     it has been proven a fact that anyone that votes for Trump has mental and moral  issues

  18. It was an unsafe boat.Poor maintenance and no planning for a fire.Coast guard needs to start inspecting similar boats more diligently.This one got through the cracks.

  19. Why on Earth would they drown if they jump into the water I don't understand this you get into water you're not going to burn you can swim and if it was scuba divers they know how to swim so why would this be 29 missing and dead why would they have dead bodies around they should be all Survivors by jumping into the water I don't get it well now I read other people's text on u tube and they say those people were all below asleep no wonder they died someone should have woke those people up and help them jump overboard that sounds suspicious now the whole crew jumping off and being saved while the guests all die sounds me like someone deliberately done this are they would have done screamed and yelled and got those people up and off

  20. So, it slightly sounds like the Coast Guard watched, looking in the water, while the trapped divers burned alive? Yikes.

  21. One of the crewmen accidentally started a fire then all five of them abandoned ship with three dozen sleeping people in the hull.

    How much do you want to bet the citizenship of the crew is questionable.

  22. It will take sometime to figure out what happened
    Sounds like an explosion. The owner of this boat has the liability for the safety of each individual on board. Let’s hope and pray their will be some survivors. I bet their will be changes in boating safety. I have three (3) fire extinguishers on my boat. However, if one has an explosion on board your options are just jump in the water.

  23. I have a consPIRACY theory… Johnny Depp was sneaking back from egalitarian France after he renounced his US citizenSHIP when bad Orange Man was elected, and something went horribly wrong like a hash pipe backfiring below decks. He needed $23 Million for Pirates Of The Caribbean Eight and 10 long days' work to fund lecturing us!

  24. Trump did it he does everything like that don't you know??? Not CNN will say he did Don Lemon will , Joe Walsh will definitely say something, there all liers scum bags, they need to drown and good riddance to bad rubbish if you ask me.

  25. If you notice a lot of things are making it to the news front and center in front of our face that usually have not before. I'm glad they're helping people in their time of need. Such a tragedy.

  26. I have a feeling that this had nothing to do with diving and that there were a lot more people on board than what they have said.

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