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By Dorie Cox

The captain of a 60-foot yacht that collided with a fisherman’s 23-foot center console was found guilty on Monday of three violations of U.S. Coast Guard navigation rules. The incident resulted in the death of the fisherman at Watch Hill Reef off the coast of Rhode Island in September 2015.

Capt. Cooper Bacon, 76, was navigating a Princess 60 between boat shows in Rhode Island and Connecticut when he collided with the boat driven by Walter Krupinski, 81, according to The Westerly Sun newspaper.

Rescue vessels on the scene of the overturned 23-foot center console owned by Walter Krupinski on Sept. 22, 2015. Mr. Krupinski was killed when his boat was hit by a 60-foot Princess yacht. Photo by Harold Hanka of The Westerly Sun

Capt. Bacon was charged with improper navigation or failure to have a lookout, failure to take action to avoid a collision, and improper overtaking of another vessel. Last May, he plead not guilty to the charges from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Law Enforcement. Each violation carries a maximum $100 fine.

Click here to read the full story from The Westerly Sun.

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