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Cynthia Woods Keel Photos

Please direct media inquiries concerning the Cynthia Woods investigation to Frank Griffis or
Rod Davis at (979) 458-6023.
frank.griffis@tamu.edu
rod.davis@tamu.edu
Griffis cell: (979) 571-9877; Davis cell: (979) 587-2778

These four photos of the Cynthia Woods sailing vessel and its recovered keel were taken June 25 in a warehouse facility operated by T&T Marine in Galveston, where investigators and interested parties have been completing their inspections. The photos show both the keel and the damaged hull of the boat.

Photo credit for each photo should be: “Texas A&M University at Galveston.”

The keel was located in 113 feet of water 32 miles off Freeport on June 19 on the second day of a sophisticated underwater acoustic search and was subsequently transported to Galveston, where the boat had also been secured.

The 38-foot Cynthia Woods capsized on the night of June 6 in the Gulf of Mexico while competing in the Regata de Amigos, a sailing race from Galveston to Veracruz, Mexico.  A Coast Guard helicopter rescued five members of the Texas A&M University at Galveston Offshore Sailing Team early on June 8 reportedly 27 miles off the Texas coast near Freeport.  The body of the sixth crew member, safety officer Roger Stone, was found that afternoon.

Keel photo 1
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Keel photo 4