Jul 122010

A Ride the Duck DUKW in Seattle, similar to the amphibious vessel which sank in the Delaware

From the US National Transportation Safety Board:

In its continuing investigation of a collision involving a barge and an amphibious passenger vessel, the National Transportation Safety Board has developed the following actual information:

On Wednesday July 7, 2010, about 2:36 pm, the 250-foot long empty sludge barge The Resource, which was being towed alongside by the 75.5 foot-long towing vessel M/V Caribbean Sea, collided with the anchored amphibious small passenger vessel the DUKW 34 in the Delaware River, near Philadelphia, PA. On board the DUKW 34 were 35 passengers and two crewmemers, and on board the Caribbean Sea were five crewmembers. Continue reading »