Ship on Fire – level 3

10-09-2019 07:00

A boat off the coast of Southern California caught fire last Monday, killing 33 people.

The only known survivors are so far five of the six crew members who were in the main cabin when the fire started. The search for one missing person is ongoing, but people presume that he or she is dead.

Truth Aquatics owned the boat, and it was on a multi-day diving excursion. A US government agency is investigating what caused the fire, but the investigation may be a challenge because there may not have been a black box on board. There is no requirement for a vessel of that size to have one.

Difficult words: presumed (believed to be), requirement (a rule which tells you what you must do), vessel (a ship).

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