NTSB Faults U.S. Coast Guard’s Failure to Implement Prior Safety Recommendations in Fatal Duck Boat Sinking

The National Transportation Safety Board is faulting the U.S. Coast Guard for failing to implement previous-issued safety recommendations related to the operation of so-called "duck boats" as a contributing factor in the high death toll of last year's fatal duck boat sinking on Table Rock Lake, Missouri in which seventeen people were killed.  As part of its ongoing … [Read more...]

Captain of Deadly Missouri Duck Boat Charged in Federal Court

Nov 8 (Reuters) - The captain of the World War Two-style tourist "duck boat" that sank on a Missouri lake during a storm in July, killing 17 people, was charged on Thursday with misconduct, negligence and inattention to duty in an indictment by a federal grand jury, prosecutors said. Kenneth Scott McKee, 51, of Verona, Missouri, was charged in a 17-count indictment, one … [Read more...]

San Francisco Duck Boat Tour Goes Up In Smoke

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday rescued 14 passengers from a Duck Boat after it caught fire in San Francisco Bay. The amphibious duck boat tours are a popular tourist attraction providing land and water tours in many major U.S. cities including San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Branson, MO, to name a few. The Coast Guard says that it received a call at … [Read more...]

Settlement Reached in Philadelphia Duck Boat Civil Trial

Families of the two victims killed in the 2010 Philadelphia Duck Boat collision will split a $15 million settlement paid for by the companies involved in the deadly accident on the Delaware River. The pay out will be split by Ride the Ducks, which operates the amphibious sightseeing tour, and K-Sea Transportation, which owned the tugboat M/V Caribbean Sea that was pushing a … [Read more...]

New Video Emerges of Tragic 2010 Duck Boat Collision

New video of the tragic July 2010 duck boat colision on the Delaware River in Philadelphia has emerged, offering a new glimpse of the broken down tourist vessel just moments before and after the collision. The video was released by the attorneys of the families of two Hungarian students killed in the collision days before the civil trial for a wrongful death lawsuit filed by … [Read more...]