Insurance executive: Company would not have insured Carman's boat after alterations


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — An executive for the company that insured the Chicken Pox testified Thursday that if they had been aware of the changes Nathan Carman made to the boat on the day before it sank they would have refused to insure it.

"We would not have accepted the risk if we knew about the alterations," said Michael Pellerin, vice president of the Boat Owners Association of the United States, one of two insurance companies suing Carman in federal court in Providence over his attempt to recoup $85,000 from the sinking of the Chicken Pox.

Over three days of testimony in U.S. District Court in Providence this week the insurance companies have argued that the Chicken Pox was not seaworthy because of alterations that Carman made to the boat.

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