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Re: Multiple fatalities in California scuba boat fire
The two things I want to know are:
Why was there only a single exit from the sleeping quarters, which seems insane; and,
Why was there no one on watch that could have delt with the matter and raised an alarm before it got out of hand? I have never been abouard a ship that did not maintain a night watch when anchored out.
As to the source of the fire, while it might have been cooking fuel, something had to spark the fire and in these days of lith-ion battery devices being ubiquitous; and, the frequency with which they have caused fires when improperly stored or charged, I would not be surprised to learn such a device proved to be the ignition point for the fire.
What a senseless waste of lives...
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