Los Angeles (AP) - Off the coast of California, a boat with dozens of people on board has caught fire. Five inmates, who are said to be members of the crew, have been rescued, according to the Coast Guard. They had been on the deck of the boat during the rescue operation, the CNN reported. The search for more survivors continued. On board the ship had been another 34 passengers, said the transmitter, citing authorities. It is feared that many were surprised by the fire in the night.