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Kandi Won is lifted from the waters of the Long Island Sound. (credit: Sophia Hall, WCBS 880)

Report: Overcrowding Caused L.I. Boating Tragedy

According to the findings by the Nassau County prosecutor’s office, the 34-foot Silverton Cruiser called the Kandi Won was barely stable in calm waters.

07/03/2013

Boat on Long Island Sound. (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Boating Speed Limit In Place For Huntington, L.I.

A new speed limit has been instituted for the Fourth of July fireworks show in the waters off the town of Huntington on Long Island.

06/22/2013

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Report: Dolans Cancel July 4 Fireworks Outside L.I. Mansion

The announcement reported Thursday by Newsday comes a year after a fatal boat accident involving spectators at the annual
celebration.

05/30/2013

A boat that capsized, killing three children, is seen being lifted from the Long Island Sound on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Nassau District Attorney Won’t Pursue Criminal Charges In L.I. Boat Tragedy

The boat, a 34-foot Silverton Cruiser had 27 people on board, including 10 children. The three children that died, Victoria Gaines, Harley Treanor and David Aureliano, were trapped in the cabin, investigators said.

01/17/2013

Photo of Victoria Gaines, who died in July 4 boating accident, Oct. 11, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Boating Safety Law Signed Following Tragic July 4 Boat Accident

The new law requires operators of boats to take a safety course and have the certificate displayed on board the vessel.

10/11/2012

A boat that capsized on July 4, killing three children, is seen being lifted from the Long Island Sound on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Preliminary Report Indicates Boat May Have Been Top Heavy In Oyster Bay Tragedy

Seventeen adults and 10 children were aboard the 34-foot-long vessel, named Kandi Won, to watch Independence Day fireworks off Long Island when the boat overturned and sank near Oyster Bay.

08/08/2012

A boat that capsized on July 4, killing three children, is seen being lifted from the Long Island Sound on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

In Wake Of Oyster Bay Tragedy, Schumer Calls For Posting More Boat Capacities

“In the memory of the children we lost on that awful day, we can take some simple steps to educate and warn boat owners and their passengers about how many people a vessel can safely handle,” U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said.

07/15/2012

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FBI Pulls Sunken Vessel To Surface Off Oyster Bay

The boat was to be pulled out of the water later Wednesday night, but officials would not say when to avoid the media caravan and spectacle.

07/11/2012

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2 Girls Killed In Tragic July 4 Boat Accident Laid To Rest

A small white casket was carried out of St Patrick’s Church in Huntington at the funeral of Victoria Gaines, one of the girls who died when a boat capsized near Oyster Bay on the Fourth of July.

07/10/2012

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FBI, Crews To Resume Operation Wednesday To Raise Sunken Boat Off Oyster Bay

FBI dive teams are lifting the boat using air bladders to the Silverton vessel and inflating them, bringing the boat slowly to the surface where any remaining water will be pumped out.

07/10/2012

David Aureliano (credit: CBS 2)

FBI To Help Raise Sunken Yacht Off Oyster Bay

The FBI has divers at the vessel that capsized and sank off Oyster Bay, killing three children on July 4. A funeral was held today for one of the victims, 12-year-old David Aureliano.

07/09/2012

11-year-old Harley Treanor and 8-year-old Victoria Gaines (credit: CBS 2)

2 Girls Killed In Oyster Bay Yacht Sinking Mourned On L.I.

A stream of mourners attended the wakes of 8-year-old Victoria Gaines and 11-year-old Harley Treanor at separate funeral homes on Sunday.

07/09/2012

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Investigators Deciding How To Raise Sunken Yacht From Oyster Bay Depths

“Numerous challenges, depending where a boat goes down, you have currents, low visibility, you have all different kinds of debris,” said Mitch Kramer of North Shore towing.

07/06/2012