Man, around 3:15 a.m.: "Mayday, mayday, mayday! ... Conception ... north side of Santa Cruz." (He's broken up by static.)
Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach dispatcher asks position and number of people on board.
Man: "I can't breathe." ... (garbled)
USCG Dispatcher: "You have 29 persons on board and you can't breathe? What is your current GPS position?"
A frantic man can be heard:
"Vessel Conception! Vessel Conception! Vessel Conception!" ...
USCG Dispatch: "Your vessel is on fire? Is that correct? ... Are you on board the Conception?"
Man: "Roger, there's 33 people that's on board the vessel that's on fire. They can't get off."
USCG Dispatch: "Roger, are they locked inside the boat?
USCG Dispatch: "Roger, can you get back on board and unlock the boat, unlock the door so they can get off?"
USCG Dispatch: "Roger, you don't have any firefighting gear, no fire extinguishers or anything?"
USCG Dispatch: "Roger, is this the captain of the Conception?"
USCG Dispatch: "Was that all the crew that jumped off?"
USCG Dispatch: "Is the vessel fully engulfed now?"
Man: "Roger, and there's no escape hatch for any of the people on board."