Ride The Ducks

(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.


(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.


Duck Boat Investigation

NTSB Expected To Release Report On Duck Boat Investigation

Two Hungarian tourists drowned on July 7th when a barge collided with a disabled duck boat full of passengers. The NTSB is expected to release a report Monday morning on its continuing investigation of the incident.


(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.


(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.



Officials Say Decision Coming On ‘Ducks’ On Schuylkill

We could know in about two weeks whether “Ride the Ducks” will ever be allowed to carry tourists on the Schuylkill River. The company stopped operations on the Delaware after last summer’s fatal collision with a barge.


(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.



Duck Boats Begin Test Runs On City Streets

The Ducks are back on the streets of Philadelphia, three months after the fatal collision on the Delaware. But they’re not yet taking passengers.


Officials Continue to Seek Answers in Duck Boat Tragedy

The investigation continues into last month’s fatal duck boat disaster along the Delaware River.


Attorney for Victims Says Duck Boats are 'Death Traps'

The attorney for the families of two people killed when a Ride the Ducks boat sunk in the Delaware River earlier this month is asking the city and the Coast Guard to keep the boats […]


Local Attorney in Duck Boat Case Returns From Hungary

  The attorney for the two victims in this month’s fatal Duck Boat accident has returned from their funerals in Hungary.  He says both families want answers as to how a leisurely boat ride went […]


Tour Vehicle Safety Reports Never Compiled

More than two weeks after the fatal Duck Boat accident on the Delaware, KYW Newsradio has learned that the Streets Department never once compiled safety reports on tour passenger vehicles — reports that have been […]


Philadelphia Hires New Tugboat Operator

The city of Philadelphia is hiring a new tugboat operator, after this month’s fatal crash on the Delaware River.


Mate Piloting Tug in Duck Boat Crash Takes 5th

by KYW’s Ian Bush Authorities say the man piloting the tugboat involved in the fatal Duck Boat collision last week is refusing to talk with them about the crash.  Ride the Ducks operations in Philadelphia […]


Ceremonies Held for Victims of Duck Boat Tragedy

by KYW’s Kim Glovas Two memorial services, one private, one public, were held at Independence Seaport Museum Saturday for the two victims who died in the Duck Boat accident on Wednesday.