Yacht Captain Charged With Negligence After Fatal Collision In Waters Near Stonington

A federal grand jury has indicted a professional yacht captain for maritime negligence, charging that his failure to maintain a look-out and other inattentiveness were responsible for a collision that took the life of a Connecticut fisherman near Watch Hill, R.I., two years ago. The grand jury charged that Capt. Cooper “Chick” Bacon, 78, of Cape May, N.J., was running a 60-foot Viking luxury motor yacht though a marked passage into Fishers Island Sound at more than 30 knots when he ran over a 23-foot skiff operated by 81-year old Walter S. Krupinski of Stonington. click here to read the story 11:22