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The Conception dive boat, which sunk on Labor Day killing 34 people off the coast of California, did not have a crewmember on roving overnight watch as required by its certificate, according to the National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report and NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt.
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Fast Facts You Must Need To Know
- Senior Apple engineer Steve Salika, wife Diana Adamic, daughter Tia Salika, 17, and her school friend, Berence Felipe, 16, were on board the Conception boat
- Salika’s co-worker at Apple, Dan Garcia, was identified as one of the victims
- Lisa Fiedler, a 52-year-old hairdresser, photographer and avid diver, was a passenger on the boat, according to her mother and friends
- Evan, Nicole and Angela Quitasol, their father Michael Quitasol and stepmom Fernisa were on board the Conception boat Monday
- High school physics teacher Scott Chan and his daughter, 26-year-old Kendra Chan, are believed to have perished
- Charles McIlvain, 44, and ocean enthusiast friend Marybeth Guiney, of Santa Monica, also were aboard the ill-fated vessel
- Arizona couple Patricia Beitzinger and Neal Baltz are presumed dead
- Father of crew member Allie Kurtz, 25, named her among the victims
- Kristy Finstad, 41, a marine biologist and co-owner of Worldwide Diving Adventures, was leading the scuba tour
- The 75-foot scuba diving boat with 33 passengers and six crew members went up in flames in California
- Officials recovered 13 bodies on Tuesday evening, bringing new count of confirmed deaths to 33, with one victim still missing
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