Dive boat captain faces new charge in California’s worst modern maritime disaster that killed 34 | app

LOS ANGELES — More than three years after 34 people were killed in the worst maritime disaster in California’s modern history, the captain of the dive boat Conception faces a new federal indictment amid a legal battle over his guilt rages.

Jerry Nehl Boylan, 68, of Santa Barbara, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday for misconduct or neglect of a ship’s officer, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. He is charged with “a series of failures and abandonment of ship, which constituted ‘misconduct, gross negligence and disregard of duty,'” prosecutors said.

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