Dive Community Honors the Victims Of The M/V Conception


On the predominant anniversary of the tragedy aboard the M/V Thought, a memorial stone changed into positioned on the positioning to honor the 34 victims of the difficulty off the waft of Santa Cruz Island, California.

The trouble changed into a collaboration between a host of companies and parties. The Divers Alert Network and PADI sourced the memorial stone and plaque. A range of companies, from the Los Angeles Port Police Division to NOAA’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, all performed fundamental roles in delivering the stone and plaque to its diagram, along side meeting the total appropriate regulatory and felony requirements.

Commenting on the difficulty, DAN President and CEO Bill Ziefle said:

“This memorial serves as a reminder that even supposing these divers are long previous, they’re now not forgotten. We thank Barbara for championing this effort to immortalize their names, fragment their tales and honor their recollections. We are an indomitable neighborhood, and as we look ahead all americans knows we have to always undergo in thoughts those we’ve lost and be taught from this tragedy.”

While PADI CEO Drew Richardson said:

“A year later, the dive neighborhood takes live to honor the memory of the brothers and sisters we lost. We deem every on the braveness of those that grieve for them and the sunshine of the memory of loved ones gentle residing in our hearts. Loving mates and family are so very arduous to spare and we are in a position to continue to feel this tragic loss for future years help.”

The memorial stone plaque reads as follows:

In honor and memory of the loved ones lost aboard the M/V Thought

September 2, 2019

Santa Cruz Island, California

JP Ahopelto, Neal Baltz, Patricia Beitzinger, Charles “Chuck” McIlvain, Marybeth Guiney, Raymond Scott Chan, Kendra Moore Chan, Justin C. Dignam, Lisa Fiedler, Kristy Finstad, Yuko Hatano, Vaidehi Campbell Williams, Adrian Dahood-Fritz, Andrew Fritz, Dan Garcia, Yulia Krashennaya, Alexandra Haley Kurtz (Allie), Xiang Lin, Sunil Sandhu, Caroline “Carrie” Mclaughlin, Kristian Takvam, Kaustubh Nirmal, Sanjeeri Satish Deopujari, Steve Salika, Diane Adamic-Salika, Tia Adamic-Salika, Berenice Felipe, Michael Storm Quitasol, Fernisa June Sison, EvanMichel Solano Quitasol, Nicole Storm Solano Quitasol, Angela Rose Solano Quitasol, Dr. Ted Strom, Wei Tan