Next week, two years after the disastrous fire aboard the dive boat Conception, the U.S. Coast Guard’s new rules for small boat safety finally go into effect. While the new regulations are recognized as an advancement, the U.S. Coast Guard is coming under heavy criticism by the National Transportation Safety Board and members of the U.S. Congress for being slow to act. During a Congressional Subcommittee hearing in California, the U.S. Coast Guard was criticized for b ...