From IBI News:
Linda Stone, widow of a Texas sailor who drowned last month after the
keel fell off his sailboat, filed a lawsuit last week against the boat’s
builder, Cape Fear Yachts. Stone has also filed suit against a Galveston,
Texas boatyard that fixed the keel after it ran aground.
Roger Stone died on June 6 after helping two students escape from the
capsizing sailboat 10 hours after the start of a race from Galveston,
Texas to Veracruz, Mexico.
Linda Stone told the Houston Chronicle that the main purpose of the
lawsuit is to find out why the keel failed and prevent it from happening
again on other boats. "Accidents happen, but this wasn’t God doing
it," Stone said at a news conference in her lawyer’s office. "It
wasn’t ‘Roger’s time’. Somebody fouled up. Keels don’t fall off boats.
They should be built so they don’t fall off. We don’t want anyone else
to be hurt."