Retire the DUKWs

Murky waters foil search for missing boaters


The 37 people aboard the six-wheeled duck boat were tossed overboard when the tugboat-pushed barge hit it after it had been adrift for a few minutes with its engine stalled, police said. Most were plucked from the river by other vessels in a frantic rescue operation that happened in full view of Penn's Landing, just south of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Comment: Remember 1999's accident

Hot Springs Arkansas Duck Boat Tour Accident

Comment: Of WWII vintage! DUKW

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