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The Duck Boat Accident

Tug Pilot Pleading Guilty In Deadly Duck Boat Crash

US prosecutors in Philadelphia have charged a tug pilot with involuntary manslaughter in a deadly crash last summer between a barge and a duck boat that killed two Hungarian students, and he has agreed to plead guilty.

07/14/2011

Stigall Show Log 6.22.11

Chris talks about the latest defections from Newt Gingrich’s campaign and rising sea levels in New Jersey. He talks to CBS News Correspondent Jeff McCausland about a proposed troop drawdown in Afghanistan and Scott Franzke with the Phillies in St. Louis.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–06/22/2011

(The moment of impact of a 250-foot sewage barge on a disabled "duck boat" on the Delaware River in July 2010.  Two people died.  Photo from NTSB)

NTSB Issues Final Report In Deadly ‘Duck Boat’ Crash On Delaware River

Nearly a year after the deadly collision involving a barge and a tour boat along the Delaware River near Penn’s Landing, the National Transportation and Safety Board determines probable cause and releases safety recommendations.

06/21/2011

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Duck Boats Resume In Delaware River After Fatal Crash

Amphibious duck boat tours resumed Thursday on the Delaware River in Philadelphia nine months after a deadly collision with a tugboat-steered barge forced them from the water.

04/21/2011

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Ducks Boat Tours Resume Delaware River Serivce

For the first time since a deadly accident last summer, officials with “Ride the Ducks” Philadelphia demonstrated the changes they’ve made to their land and water tours.

04/20/2011

(An eyewitness on shore captures the moment of impact as a duck boat on the Delaware River is run over by a barge being pushed by a tugboat.  Photo from NTSB)

Duck Boat, Tug Owners Seek To Limit Liability In Fatal Accident With 1851 Law

Attorneys for two companies being sued over last summer’s “duck boat” accident on the Delaware River are leaning on an 1851 law to limit their legal and financial liability in the mishap that killed two Hungarian tourists.

03/24/2011

(A duck boat operates in Old City prior to the July 2010 accident on the Delaware that killed two Hungarian tourists when the disabled duck boat was run down by a passing barge.)

NTSB Reveals New Details Of Its Probe Into Fatal Duck Boat Crash On Delaware River

An NTSB report says the first mate says he had learned that day of a medical emergency involving his son and had been making and receiving cell phone calls preceding the crash.

03/07/2011

(File photo: a duck boat operates in center city prior to last summer's fatal accident on the Delaware.)

City Of Philadelphia Scuttles Duck Boat Tours

Mayor Michael Nutter says the idea of putting duck boats on the Schuylkill River simply does not float. The Nutter administration announced Tuesday that it is rejecting a plan to allow the amphibious tour vehicles on the Schuylkill.

01/25/2011

(The "Ride The Ducks" web site promotes a Schuylkill River trip in Philadelphia despite lack of approval from the city.)

Duck Tour Operator Promotes Schuylkill Venue Despite Lack of City OK

The duck boat tours were suspended following last summer’s deadly collision on the Delaware River involving a duck boat and a barge.

01/13/2011

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Residents Voice Duck Boat Concerns

Philadelphia’s managing director got an earful last night when he met with residents about a plan that could put Duck Boats in the Schuylkill.

12/16/2010

(File photo: A duck boat turns onto Fifth Street near Independence Hall.)

City Will Open Bidding For Duck Boats On Schuylkill River

“What we’re looking for is the best possible solution for the city of Philadelphia,” says Philadelphia managing director Rich Negrin.

11/23/2010

(A duck boat drives through Old City Philadelphia.)

Duck Boat Rides To Resume In March, But On Schuylkill

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Duck boat rides will resume in Philadelphia next spring. However, the in-water portion of the popular tourist attraction will be on the Schuylkill River, not the Delaware. The amphibious tour rides were […]

10/01/2010

On July 7, two passengers were killed after a Duckboat struck a barge in the Delaware River in Philadelphia. (AP photo)

Duck Boat First Responders Honored at Reading Terminal

First responders who helped rescue passengers after this summers Duck Boat accident are being honored this morning in Center City.

09/23/2010

NTSB: Duck Boat's Radio Calls Went Unheeded

The NTSB today released its preliminary report on the “duck boat” accident last July in the Delaware River that killed two Hungarian tourists.

09/10/2010

Decision Expected Soon on Resumption of Duck Boat Tours

Philadelphia’s managing director says a decision on whether to allow “Ride the Ducks” to resume operations on the Delaware River could come within a few weeks.

08/24/2010

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