Report: Overcrowding Caused L.I. Boating TragedyAccording 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.
Suffolk County Boating Safety Law Signed Following Tragic July 4 Boat AccidentThe new law requires operators of boats to take a safety course and have the certificate displayed on board the vessel.
Preliminary Report Indicates Boat May Have Been Top Heavy In Oyster Bay TragedySeventeen 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.
Suffolk County Lawmakers Want Boat Operators To Take Safety Course Or Face FineWhen it comes to boating safety in the state of New York, critics claim the rules are lax and out of date.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.
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.
Following Oyster Bay Boating Tragedy, Family Sets Up Memorial Fund In Daughter's NameA 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.