California fire diving boat
December 2nd According to a report by the Associated Press on the 1st local time, the captain of the California submarine fire accident was charged with manslaughter in federal court. In September 2019, a U.S. submarine caught fire and sank off the coast of California, killing 34 crew members and passengers on board, including passengers from China. It is the worst maritime accident in U.S. history.
The wreckage of the ship on fire
According to the indictment, Captain Jerry Boylan was reportedly charged with “misdirection and negligent”, failure to comply with safety rules, failure to conduct fire drills and arrange vigils, resulting in 34 deaths. It includes 33 passengers and a crew member, as far as China, Singapore and India.
Tribute to the victims on the coast near the accident
According to the investigation, the flames blocked the stairwell and escape hatch at the time of the accident. According to the autopsy report, the victims died of smoke and suffocation. The investigation of the cause of the accident lasted nearly a year, and it may be that the electrical equipment on the deck caused the fire. Previously, the U.S. federal security investigators pointed out that there was a lack of supervision for the owner of the ship, but did not charge him with a crime.