Coast Guard Rescuing Dozens In Potential ‘Major Incident’ On Boat Near Santa Cruz Island | MSNBC
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Coast Guard Rescuing Dozens In Potential ‘Major Incident’ On Boat Near Santa Cruz Island | MSNBC

September 11, 2019


WE APPRECIATE IT.>>THANK YOU, CHRIS.>>THANK YOU, CHRIS.>>WE’RE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS>>WE’RE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS AS WELL FROM THE OTHER COAST. AS WELL FROM THE OTHER COAST. VENTURA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA WHERE VENTURA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA WHERE THE U.S. COAST GUARD IS THE U.S. COAST GUARD IS RESPONDING TO WHAT COULD BE A RESPONDING TO WHAT COULD BE A MAJOR INCIDENT AT CHANNEL ISLAND MAJOR INCIDENT AT CHANNEL ISLAND HARBOR. HARBOR. A BOAT WITH MORE THAN 30 PEOPLE A BOAT WITH MORE THAN 30 PEOPLE REPORTEDLY ON FIRE. REPORTEDLY ON FIRE. LET’S GO TO BLAIN ALEXANDER IN LET’S GO TO BLAIN ALEXANDER IN OUR BUREAU THERE. OUR BUREAU THERE.>>Reporter: GOOD MORNING TO>>Reporter: GOOD MORNING TO YOU. YOU. WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT MORE. WE ARE WORKING TO FIND OUT MORE. WE DO KNOW AS OF RIGHT NOW COAST WE DO KNOW AS OF RIGHT NOW COAST GUARD OFFICIALS ARE WORKING TO GUARD OFFICIALS ARE WORKING TO EVACUATE MORE THAN THREE DOZEN EVACUATE MORE THAN THREE DOZEN PEOPLE FROM THIS VESSEL. PEOPLE FROM THIS VESSEL. AS YOU MENTIONED THIS CHANNEL AS YOU MENTIONED THIS CHANNEL ISLAND, SANTA CRUZ ISLAND JUST ISLAND, SANTA CRUZ ISLAND JUST OFF THE COAST OF SANTA BARBARA. OFF THE COAST OF SANTA BARBARA. WE UNDERSTAND IT IS A BOAT, WE UNDERSTAND IT IS A BOAT, ABOUT A 75-FOOT BOAT. ABOUT A 75-FOOT BOAT. THERE ARE MORE THAN 30 PEOPLE THERE ARE MORE THAN 30 PEOPLE ONBOARD AND THE VESSEL IS ONBOARD AND THE VESSEL IS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN ON FIRE. REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN ON FIRE. WE ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE WE ARE LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE RESCUE EFFORTS AS THIS IS GOING RESCUE EFFORTS AS THIS IS GOING ON. ON. THE U.S. COAST GUARD IS TWEETING THE U.S. COAST GUARD IS TWEETING OUT UPDATES AND REPORTED THAT A OUT UPDATES AND REPORTED THAT A GROUP OF CREW MEMBERS HAVE BEEN GROUP OF CREW MEMBERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MAKE IT OFF. ABLE TO MAKE IT OFF. THAT THEY’VE RESCUED SOME OF THAT THEY’VE RESCUED SOME OF THEM. THEM. ONE PERSON REPORTED WITH MINOR ONE PERSON REPORTED WITH MINOR INJURIES. INJURIES. BUT THEY’RE STILL CONTINUING BUT THEY’RE STILL CONTINUING THOSE EFFORTS. THOSE EFFORTS. THOSE ONGOING EFFORTS TO THOSE ONGOING EFFORTS TO EVACUATE EVERYBODY FROM THAT EVACUATE EVERYBODY FROM THAT BOAT. BOAT. SO AS OF RIGHT NOW THERE ARE A SO AS OF RIGHT NOW THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS WE DON’T KNOW. LOT OF QUESTIONS WE DON’T KNOW. WE DON’T KNOW THE CONDITIONS OF WE DON’T KNOW THE CONDITIONS OF THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO STILL THE OTHER PEOPLE WHO STILL REMAIN ON THE BOAT, WHO WEREN’T REMAIN ON THE BOAT, WHO WEREN’T ABLE TO GET OFF. ABLE TO GET OFF. WE ALSO DON’T EXACTLY KNOW WHAT WE ALSO DON’T EXACTLY KNOW WHAT CAUSED THIS FIRE OR HOW MUCH OF CAUSED THIS FIRE OR HOW MUCH OF THE 75-FOOT BOAT HAS BEEN THE 75-FOOT BOAT HAS BEEN ENGULFED IN FLAMES. ENGULFED IN FLAMES. AGAIN, WE DO KNOW THERE WERE AGAIN, WE DO KNOW THERE WERE MULTIPLE RESCUE ASSETS THAT WERE MULTIPLE RESCUE ASSETS THAT WERE DISPATCHED TO TRY AND GET PEOPLE

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