Maybe (hopefully) the matter was settled privately (both morally and financially). That's the way it should happen when no laws are broken.
Unless you know more we do, I hope there is NO financial settlement in this case. Suggestion this without fact is just wrong.
If there was a settlement, it will be the beginning of the end of "Crew Want". No captains have any right mind will offer any crew position knowing he will be sued. This will be a sad day because not all sailors have money and resources to own his/her boat.
Why do we always have to blame someone for our misfortune. Do our homework, do your own risk assessment, blame GOD but don't blame the captain, put the gun in his head and fight for our survival.
If we have not done that, we die instead of the Captain. Don't get upset, it is fate. However, if the Captain did some criminal act and causes Laura to lose her life. Yes, I should go about him. But there is no trace of evident.
I am not being insensitive to the family of Laura, it is a tragedy and not necessary.
Just because there is nothing in the blogosphere to satisfy lurkers' curiosity
Honestly, I am not being nosy, I truly want to know more than just not going into Marsh harbor at night in a rage. I may have to face this situation, and I want my crews and myself come out alive.