California – The body of the Jewish woman who was on the boat that caught fire off the coast of California has been released.
The burial of Yulia Krashennaya will be held today in New Jersey.
A coordinated effort by various organizations and activists resulted in the body being released days earlier than the rest of the bodies, allowing for a timely Jewish burial. The efforts to this end were conducted by Misaskim of NY & LA, Rabbi Cunin and Rabbi Loschak of Chabad of Santa Barbara, Rabbi Mordechai Baumgarten of Chabad of Northwest New Jersey, and Dr Irving Lebovics of Agudah of CA and Rabbi Berish Goldenberg.
As the rest of the bodies await release, authorities continue to investigate the incident. Authorities served search warrants Sunday at the Southern California company that owned the scuba diving boat that caught fire and killed 34 people last week.
Agents with the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and other agencies searched Truth Aquatics’ offices in Santa Barbara and the company’s two remaining boats, Santa Barbara County sheriff’s Lt. Erik Raney said.
The warrants served shortly after 9 a.m. are part of the ongoing investigation into the tragedy to determine whether any crimes were committed, he said. The office was ringed in red “crime scene” tape as more than a dozen agents took photos and carried out boxes.