Transportation Safety Board met on Oct. 20, 2020, at
1:00 p.m., to consider the agency’s investigation of the fatal, Sept. 2, 2019,
fire aboard the dive boat Conception off Santa
Cruz Island, California.
commercial diving vessel, with 33 passengers and six crew aboard, was anchored
in Platts Harbor off Santa Cruz Island when it caught fire. One crewmember and
33 passengers died in the accident.
five-member board voted on the findings, probable cause and recommendations
as well as any changes to the draft final report.
In keeping with
established Federal and local social distancing guidelines to prevent the
spread of the coronavirus, while also ensuring the NTSB’s compliance with the
Government in the Sunshine Act, the board meeting for this investigation will
be webcast to the public, with the board members and investigative staff
meeting virtually. There will be no physical gathering to facilitate the board
investigative staff and board members.
webcast of a virtual board meeting.
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, 1:00 p.m. (EDT).
board meeting will be webcast only, there will not be a public gathering of NTSB
investigative staff or board members. A link to the webcast will be available
shortly before the start of the meeting at http://ntsb.windrosemedia.com/.
AVAILABILITY: NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt is scheduled to hold a virtual
media briefing at 5 p.m. (EDT) to answer questions about the earlier board
meeting and the NTSB’s investigation of the accident.
The virtual media
briefing with Chairman Sumwalt will be conducted using Microsoft Teams Live
Event. Journalists who RSVP to email@example.com will receive an
email with the attendee link and information about how the briefing will be
conducted. A recording of the briefing will be made available on the NTSB’s YouTube
channel as soon as practicable.
NTSB public events are also streamed via live webcast
. Webcasts are archived for a period of 3 months from the date of the meeting. Webcast archives are generally available by the end of the event day for public meetings, and by the end of the next day for technical conferences.
If you wish to obtain a copy of an NTSB meeting, please contact the NTSB Records Management Division at (202) 314-6551, or 800-877-6799. You may also request this information from the NTSB website
, or write to the following: National Transportation Safety Board, Records Management Division (CIO-40), 490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC 20594.