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Captain Charged with Seaman’s Manslaughter

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Captain Jerry Nehl Boylan, whose dive boat P/V Conception caught fire last year and killed 33 passengers and one crew member, was formally indicted Tuesday on 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter. According to The United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, a federal grand jury indicted the captain based on the allegation that “his misconduct, negligence, and inattention to his duties” led to the deaths of 34 people.