Latest news ... after 2 weeks the Investigators have not found a "smoking gun" (i.e. a root cause of failure) for why the fire started on the boat. They are seeking more scientific analysis and the investigation rolls on.

The possibility exists that it might not be possible to identify the exact cause of the accident with certainty. That seems hardly surprising, considering that the Conception burned down almost to the waterline.

Apparently the Coast Guard is saying that a roving watch should have existed on the boat throughout the night. Testimonies collected from some crew members indicated that the watch did not exist. I am not familiar with maritime law, so I cannot comment.

All signs point to a long investigation.

Edited by Pete (09/28/19 06:49 PM)