Monday, June 11, 2007

3 boaters injured in LI Sound - Pleasure boat vs. Barge

Three boaters were injured in an apparent collision between a pleasure boat and a barge in Long Island Sound yesterday that left one woman on life support, Coast Guard officials said last night. The accident happened about 2:20 p.m. about half a mile north of Sands Point near an area called Execution Rocks, the guard and Nassau police said. "A 24-foot pleasure boat was struck by a barge," Police Officer Mary Verna said.

A signal unseen?

Update on this Story:,p/> A Bronx boater said he whistled and waved an orange lifejacket in a futile attempt to prevent an oncoming 324-foot tanker barge from hitting his 24-foot vessel in the waters off Sands Point. ----------------------------------------------------

The above article gives some good tips for avoiding collision or allisons with commercial vessels. Dwayne

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