NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Fatal Duck Boat Sinking on Table Rock Lake

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released its preliminary investigation into the sinking of the Stretch Duck 7 on July 19, 2018 in Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri with the loss of seventeen lives. The preliminary report comes shortly after the release of the NTSB's initial review of video recordings recovered from the boat, revealing a preliminary … [Read more...]

U.S. Coast Guard Convenes Marine Board of Investigation into Fatal Duck Boat Sinking

The Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard has convened a formal Marine Board of Investigation (MBI) into the loss of the U.S.-flagged amphibious duck boat, Stretch Duck 07, which occurred July 19, 2018 with the loss of 17 lives. The “Ride The Ducks” amphibious vehicle had 29 passengers and two crewmembers aboard for a tour when it capsized and sank on Table Rock Lake near … [Read more...]

Families of Victims Sue Duck Boat Tour Operator for $100 Million

By Diana Kruzman July 30 (Reuters) - The families of two of the 17 people killed when a World War Two-style tourist "duck boat" sank on a Missouri lake during a storm earlier this month have sued the tour operator, calling the accident the "result of decades of unacceptable, greed-driven, and willful ignorance of safety." Relatives of Ervin Coleman, 76, and 2-year-old … [Read more...]

NTSB’s Initial Review of Video Recordings Reveal Duck Boat Captain Was Monitoring Storm

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Friday that it has completed its initial review of video recovered from the DUKW “Stretch Boat 7” that sank July 19 near Branson, Missouri, revealing a preliminary timeline of events leading up to the sinking. The “Ride The Ducks” amphibious vehicle had 29 passengers and two crewmembers aboard for a tour when it capsized and … [Read more...]

Coast Guard Salvages Missouri Duck Boat After Deadly Sinking

July 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard used a floating crane on Monday to raise the "duck boat" that sank beneath storm-whipped waves in a Missouri lake last week, drowning 17 people in one of the deadliest tourist accidents in the United States in years. Workers in hard hats spent an hour or so helping divers connect slings to the World War Two-style amphibious vessel … [Read more...]