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The victims' families and attorney Robert Mongeluzzi (left). (Credit: John McDevitt)

Settlement Reached In Duck Boat Accident Case

A $17 million settlement has been reached in the wrongful death case of two Hungarian students killed in a duck boat collision in Philadelphia.

05/09/2012

The victims' families and attorney Robert Mongeluzzi (left). (Credit: John McDevitt)

Families Of Duck Boat Victims Speak Out Via Translator

After settlement negotiations ended Tuesday night, the families of the Duck Boat crash victims spoke through their translator, continuing their push for justice and demanding the two boat operators apologize for the deaths of their children.

05/08/2012

(A barge pushed by a tug boat bears down on a disabled duck boat in the Delaware River just before the fatal collision in July 2010.  NTSB photo)

Attorney: Duck Boat Crash Victims’ Lives Worth More Than Boats; Liability Cap Should Be Lifted

Killed in the collision were two Hungarian tourists onboard the Ride the Ducks vessel: Dora Schwendtner, 16, and Szabolcs Prem, 20.

05/07/2012

(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)

Fatal Duck Boat Crash Civil Trial Begins In Philadelphia

A trial is getting under way in federal court to over the amount two vessel operators may have to pay after a collision of a tugboat-guided barge and a sightseeing boat two years ago in Philadelphia that left two Hungarian students dead.

05/06/2012

Matt Devlin

Tug Boat Pilot In Ride The Ducks Crash To Be Sentenced Today

Recommended federal sentencing guidelines call for a prison term of about 3-4 years, but the defense is seeking leniency.

11/01/2011

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Pa. Health Officials Warn Of Another Possible Measles Exposure

This time, says state Health Department spokeswoman Christine Cronkright, the issue involves an international traveler who was in Philadelphia August 14th through the 17th.

08/24/2011

Matt Devlin

Tug Boat Pilot Pleads Guilty In Fatal ‘Ride The Ducks’ Crash

The tug boat operator involved in last year’s Duck Boat crash that killed two people, pled guilty to federal charges Monday afternoon.

08/01/2011

The Duck Boat Accident

One Year Later, ‘Ride The Ducks’ Crash Survivors Suffer PTSD

You won’t see any Ride The Ducks tours in Old City today. It was one year ago when two Hungarian tourists drowned after a barge collided with a Ride the Ducks boat along the Delaware River

07/07/2011

Jackie Kennedy

Foreign Exchange Trip Leader Remembers Fatal Duck Boat Crash

July 7 is a day Jackie Kennedy will never forget. It changed her life, probably forever.

07/06/2011

(A duck boat tour makes its brief excursion into the Delaware River earlier this month.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Duck Boats Will Not Operate On 1-Year Anniversary Of Deadly Barge Crash

The company that operates Philadelphia’s amphibious “duck boat” tours has announced that it will halt service for one day, July 7th, to mark the one-year anniversary of the deadly accident in which two Hungarian tourists riding in a duck boat on the Delaware River lost their lives.

06/29/2011

(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 Boat Victims’ Attorney Says NTSB Findings Bolster Their Lawsuit

Attorney Robert Mongeluzzi says that Hunganian students Dawn Schwendtner and Szabolcs Prem would be alive today were it not for the negligence of “Ride the Ducks” and tugboat operator K-Sea Partnerships.

06/21/2011

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Judge’s Complaints Prompt City Council To Move ‘Ride The Ducks’ Loading Zone

“Ride the Ducks” are back in business in Philadelphia this summer, but they’re loading passengers at a different location because of complaints from a federal judge. Council members signed off on the move Thursday.

06/03/2011

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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

(A duck boat drives through Old City Philadelphia.)

Duck Boats Return To Delaware River With New Guidelines

The “Ride the Ducks” amphibious tour boats were cleared to return to the Delaware River for the first time since the fatal collision last summer that claimed the lives of two students.

04/19/2011

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