Press Release

The commercial dive boat Conception at sunrise prior to sinking, September 2, 2019.
(Source: Ventura County Fire Department)

M/V Conception Dive Boat Disaster Trial: October 26, 2023 – November 6, 2023 – CAPT Sean P. Tortora successfully testified as the chief expert witness for the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney of the Central District of California, in United States vs. Jerry Boylan for the death of 34 souls onboard M/V Conception on September 2, 2019.

https://www.courthousenews.com/marine-firefighting-expert-claims-dive-boat-captain-caused-passengers-death/

https://www.legalaffairsandtrials.com/p/jury-convicts-captain-of-manslaughter

https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/09/06/questions-continue-to-swirl-around-dive-boats-deadly-demise/

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/03/us/california-boat-fire-victims.html