2019 Press Releases

At 2:30 p.m. on September 5, 2019, Santa Barbara County proclaimed a local emergency in response to the Conception dive boat incident. At approximately 3:30 a.m., Monday, September 2, the U.S. Coast Guard and partnering agencies responded to a vessel fire off the north shore of Santa Cruz Island near Platt's Harbor in Santa Barbara County. 


Dive teams from the Unified Command continued recovery efforts for the last missing person from the dive boat Conception Thursday afternoon. Crews are utilizing a wide range of equipment including Remote Operated Vessels and side-scan sonar to assist with search efforts.

Eighteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, the United States was attacked when terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Center in New York City, into the Pentagon in Washington DC and another in a Pennsylvania field.

Local organizations are coming together to host a vigil for the community to gather, grieve, show support and be in company with one another.

The Search and Recovery efforts continue today for the one remaining victim of the Conception Boat disaster that occurred early Monday morning.

Los esfuerzos de búsqueda y recuperación continúan hoy para la única víctima restante del desastre del bote "Conception" que ocurrió en la madrugada del lunes.

Resumen del Incidente del Barco de Buceo Conception 2019

2019 CONCEPTION BOAT FIRE INCIDENT SUMMARY 6 p.m. Sept. 3, 2019

A Family Assistance Center (FAC) is open at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, 93105. Resources and information are available for family, friends, and loved ones of those involved in the Conception dive boat incident.

Se ha establecido un Centro de Asistencia Familiar en el Earl Warren Showgrounds ubicado en 3400 Calle Real, Santa Bárbara, CA 93105. El Centro de Asistencia Familiar es un lugar donde hay recursos e información para familiares, amigos, y seres queridos de las personas involucradas en el incidente del barco de buceo Conception.