duck boats

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.


Hungarian Parents of Duck Boat Victims Arrive in Phila.

The families of the two Hungarian student-tourists who were killed in last month’s duck boat disaster along the Delaware River are in Philadelphia.


First Lawsuits Filed in Duck Boat Tragedy

As expected, the first lawsuits have been filed in connection with last month’s fatal duck boat accident on the Delaware River.


Coast Guard Releases Tapes Linked to Duck Boat Accident

The Coast Guard released radio recordings made the day of the fatal Duck Boat crash in Philadelphia that took the lives of two Hungarian tourists.


City Replaces Tugboat Operator Involved in Duck Crash

In the wake of this month’s fatal duck boat accident on the Delaware River, the Nutter administration is changing the company it will use for tugboat operations and is requiring some new procedures.


Lawsuits Coming in Fatal Duck Boat Accident

The families of the two Hungarian tourists who were killed in last week’s duck boat collision are preparing to file lawsuits in connection with the tragedy.


Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Preparing for Boat Rides

The recent tragedy on the Delaware River has left some concern about using waterborne transportation. KYW’s Jay Lloyd notes that boating has its risks, but they are outweighed by its pleasures:


Duck Boat Probe Zeroes In on Barge Operations

The tugboat involved in last week’s fatal duck boat accident on the Delaware River did not have a lookout posted on the barge it was pushing, and a union official says none was required.  Meanwhile, […]


Expert: Mum Crewman Won't Hamper Boat Crash Probe

The NTSB says the crew member piloting the tugboat in last week’s fatal duck boat crash is refusing to answer questions.  KYW’s Mike DeNardo looks into how that may that affect the probe.


2 Bodies Retrieved from Delaware River

KYW Newsradio Team Coverage This morning, nearly two days after a tour boat was struck and sank in the Delaware River, two bodies were seen floating in the river.  One was recovered immediately but the […]


Sunken "Duck" Boat Retrieved from Delaware River

by KYW’s John McDevitt A crane today lifted a sunken tourist boat from 40-50 feet of water in the Delaware River, two days after the amphibious craft went down after being rammed by a passing […]


Mayor Nutter Discusses Impact of 'Ducks' Accident

by KYW’s Mike Dunn As authorities continue their investigation into Wednesday’s accident on the Delaware River,  Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter talks about the lasting impact the incident will have on the city and those involved.


Still No Sign of Missing Duck Boat Passengers

KYW Newsradio Team Coverage The US Coast Guard has called off the search and rescue operation for two tourists who went missing after the Duck Boat accident on Wednesday. Instead, authorities say, crews were in […]


NTSB Investigates Boat Accident

by KYW’s Suzanne Monaghan The National Transportation Safety Board has completed its first full day of investigating the ‘Duck Boat’ accident on the Delaware.


Navy Resumes PR Mission After Del. River Rescues

by KYW’s Kim Glovas A special boat team from the US Navy was coincidentally at Penn’s Landing Wednesday when the Duck Boat accident happened.  That crew sprang into action to render aid to those in […]