Santa Cruz Island


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San·ta Cruz Island

 (săn′tə kro͞oz′)
An island off southern California in the northern Channel Islands.
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The Company had plantations on the Santa Cruz Islands, hundreds of miles across the sea, and there it sent its Solomon Islands' incorrigibles.
The boat had been on a diving excursion around Santa Cruz Island, just west of Santa Barbara in southern California, when disaster struck early Monday.
Twenty bodies have been pulled from the sunken vessel that had been anchored close to the shore of Santa Cruz Island, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) off the coast and northwest of Los Angeles.
Divers have recovered the bodies of all but one of the 34 people who were killed when the dive boat they were sleeping in erupted into flames early this week off Santa Cruz Island, California, officials said on Wednesday.
This photo released by the Ventura County Fire Department shows a firefighter near the boat on fire, off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, California.
The Coast Guard has helicopters, small boats and a patrol cutter in the area for a search-and-rescue operation off of Santa Cruz Island, about 90 miles from Los Angeles.
For her part, US Coast Guard Captain Monica Rochester said the search would continue through the night but warned "we all need to be prepared to move into the worst outcome." California Governor Gavin Newsom said in a tweet "as we wait to hear more, we are eternally grateful for our heroic first responders that are on site - working to ensure every individual is found." The commercial diving boat that was carrying 39 people on board caught fire and sunk off the coast of Santa Cruz Island in Southern California coast earlier Monday morning.
The boat was anchored just metres off Santa Cruz Island, about 90 miles (145km) west of Los Angeles.
Emergency workers rushed to the scene off Santa Cruz island alongside rescue boats and a two helicopters.
The 22-meter boat, which had been on a diving excursion around Santa Cruz Island, drowned while fire crews in helicopters, small boats and a Coast Guard cutter battled the fierce pre-dawn fire, the Santa Cruz coastguard announced.
Rescuers initially recovered four bodies about 90 miles (145 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles just off Santa Cruz Island, and 16 others were pulled from the water later in the day.
Rescuers initially recovered four bodies about 145 kilometers northwest of Los Angeles just off Santa Cruz Island, and 16 others were pulled from the water later in the day.

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