Bad marriage; sunk boat

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SEPT. 21 — A British man says that his “vengeful” former wife sank his $170,000 yacht by drilling holes in the hull.

The man brought a civil claim against the woman asking for more than $100,000 in damages, England’s The Times newspaper reported. The 39-foot Princess Flybridge, named Double Dragon, sank in the Brighton Marina on Valentine’s Day 2004. Authorities said the holes had been drilled below the waterline.

Police initially charged the man’s former wife, who is of Surrey, England, with criminal damage, alleging that she had drilled the holes and that she had endangered other boats in the marina, the report says. The case was thrown out last year due to lack of evidence.

The marriage apparently went bad after the man accused his former wife of adultery and sued for divorce, according to the report. The divorce was finalized in July.

— Jason Fell