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Yacht Captain in fatal crash is guilty

The New Jersey captain who was operating the 60-foot yacht that collided with a Stonington fisherman’s boat off Watch Hill Reef in September 2015 was found guilty on Monday of three violations of Coast Guard navigation rules. Licensed Captain Cooper Bacon, 76, was piloting the larger vessel between boat shows in Rhode Island and Connecticut when he collided with 81-year-old Walter Krupinski’s 23-foot Steiger center console. The Stonington resident, who was a commercial rod and reel fisherman, was fishing off Watch Hill Reef and had decided to head home for the day when the collision occurred, resulting in Krupinski’s death. continue reading the story here 08:34

Dulac man guilty in fatal shooting of shrimp boat captain

Richard Verdin, 32, of Shrimpers Row, was convictedA Dulac man has been found guilty in the fatal shooting of a Vietnamese shrimp boat captain three years ago after a two-day trial. Richard Verdin, 32, of Shrimpers Row, was convicted of the second-degree murder of Vo Hung, 49, of Houma, on June 24, 2012. He faces mandatory life in prison without probation or parole. As the verdict was read in state District Court Judge Randy Bethancourt’s courtroom, Verdin’s mother and relatives let out pained sobs in the back of the room before one of them was asked to step out. Read the rest here 09:40

Denmark Finds Sea Shepherd Guilty of breaking the Faroe Islands Pilot Whaling Act

On Friday, Netherlands-based marine conservation charity, Sea Shepherd Global, and five Sea Shepherd volunteer crewmembers were found guilty in a Danish court of breaking the Faroe Islands Pilot Whaling Act. All parties also face a subsequent conviction of public disturbance. The volunteers were facing charges relating to the “crime” of interfering in the slaughter of over 250 pilot whales on the killing beaches of Bøur and Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands on July 23.  Read the rest here 12:36