Kandi Won

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

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)

Suffolk County Lawmakers Want Boat Operators To Take Safety Course Or Face Fine

When it comes to boating safety in the state of New York, critics claim the rules are lax and out of date. But changes could soon be coming.

08/06/2012

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

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

Following Oyster Bay Boating Tragedy, Family Sets Up Memorial Fund In Daughter’s Name

A lawyer for the family of eight-year-old Victoria Gaines said that they formed a trust fund to help the family with expenses associated with the tragedy.

07/07/2012