Long Island Congressman Pushes For Boater Safety LawRep. 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.
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.
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.
Report: Dolans Cancel July 4 Fireworks Outside L.I. MansionThe announcement reported Thursday by Newsday comes a year after a fatal boat accident involving spectators at the annual celebration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2 Girls Killed In Tragic July 4 Boat Accident Laid To RestA 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.
FBI, Crews To Resume Operation Wednesday To Raise Sunken Boat Off Oyster BayFBI 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.
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.