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Lawmakers call for stronger boating safety measures as Coast Guard rejects recommendations


Several California Congress members are calling for stronger safety measures on passenger vessels in the aftermath of the Conception dive boat fire that killed 34 people on Labor Day — one of the worst maritime disasters in the state's history. The Times recently reported that the Coast Guard, which has the sole authority to mandate safety protocols, has often rejected National Transportation Safety Board recommendations to improve fire-safety measures for nearly 20 years. more

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