Authorities are still trying to work out what could have caused a 34ft motor boat to capsize, it had 27 people on board watching a fireworks display, only a few recovered from the water had life jackets on, police stated that it was mandatory for each person to have a life jacket but I don't know how that relates to the US version of the manufacturers plate stating maximum persons and weight on vessels. The three children that dies were down below in the vessel.
A reminder to all about safety at sea, I have my own views as to what may have happened as no doubt most of you will, but it would not be right to jump to conclusions while an investigation is underway. With Cowes fireworks coming up these type of incidents certainly make us more aware.
RIP the children who would have had no say in the events that lead to this tragedy and their deaths.
Long Island yacht tragedy: Three children dead and 24 pulled from water as revellers watch July 4 fireworks | Mail Online
Apologies if this is in the wrong section, but my intentions were to alert others and prevent similar tragedies.