Lisa Gaines

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

Long Island Congressman Pushes For Boater Safety Law

Rep. Steve Israel is pushing legislation to require all manufacturers display the maximum amount of people allowed on boats that are 45-feet-long or shorter.

04/25/2014

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