Report says boat in capsize was mechanically sound

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A preliminary report found that a 34-foot Silverton powerboat that capsized July 4 on New York’s Oyster Bay, killing three children, was structurally and mechanically sound.

Seventeen adults and 10 children were aboard the vessel, named Kandi Won, to watch Independence Day fireworks off Long Island when the boat overturned and sank.

Authorities had been investigating whether overcrowding, a mechanical problem, weather conditions or other factors played a part in the capsizing. Safety experts have said that the boat was overcrowded, but the operator of the boat has blamed the tragedy on a sudden large wave.

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