17 dead after duck boat sinks at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri


And what precisely is the regulation not met?


Doodle_2018-08-18T09_26_32Z already quoted it before. The information about the regulation originated from an article on Fox News that mentioned the reason, according to an inspector, why the regulation is not met. That is all I know.

Department of Transportation regulations prohibit exhausts forward of the passenger compartment, Paul said. To comply with those standards, the exhaust should have been higher than or behind the passengers, he added.


A post accident photo of Stretch Duck Seven.

In the mean time a fourth lawsuit has been filed over the fatal Branson duck boat sinking.

The petition states that the company was negligent for not implementing previously recommended safety changes to the vessels, and for not heeding storm warnings from the National Weather Service.


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The Dutch does not only produce amphibious buses but fast ferries that can move on land (not hover crafts):


The Singapore Duck Tours change ownership, but continue operations as normal:
Nothing to do with the Branson accident apparently.


Duck tour Belgian coast, thus at sea for a change. The website states: “Wie wat lef heeft gaat mee als de zee wat ruwer is!” which translates to: “Those who have some guts will join if the sea is rougher!”. Unbelievable…

In the Netherlands Duckw’s are not allowed as they fail elementary ship building requirements. Therefore we resort to busses which have passed all necessary tests and ruling.

Duck tours are everywhere, here in Iceland with a bizarre ice sculpture in the background. Two exhausts mounted aft with in the middle a life raft capsule and no canopy. Also here are life vests compulsory.

The competition with a bus tour is another possibility.



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Maybe school buses would be a good replacement for DUKW’s judging by this video…


That bus driver surely was no boat man. He had no idea that at a certain point the hydrodynamics would kick in. I think that the sheriff’s arithmetic is somewhat flawed, it would be a very small bus, but okay the principle still stands.

According to police, for each foot of water that rises up the side of a vehicle, the vehicle displaces 1,500 pounds of water. This means the vehicle effectively weighs 1,500 pounds less for each foot the water rises, and just two feet of water can carry away most vehicles.


Driver likely watched too many “Insane truck river crossing” videos. He should have watched this one at 4:33.



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