ATTORNEYS FILES SUIT AGAINST DUCK BOATS IN DISASTER THAT KILLED 17 PEOPLE

ATTORNEY FILES SUIT AGAINST DUCK BOATS

Only a massive jury verdict will change the way Ducks operates 

It will be up to a Judge and Jury to allow an award of punitive damages. In the Philidelphia Duck Boat Disaster in 2002, the captain of the barge that ran over the Duck boat was criminally charged.

Duck Boats should be banned in their current configuration. The Duck Boats kill on the water and on the land. They operate off of a 1940 chassis. The Duck Boat killed a pedestrian in Philly, in Boston and in Seattle where five exchange students were killed when a mechanical fault caused the Duck to hit a van – they have a spear in the front of the Duck boat and intrudes into the passenger compartment of another vehicle.  Ripley’s is a huge entertainment conglomerate, the parent company of Ripley, Patterson in Canada is a ten billion dollar company and likely has large insurance.  The current Duck should be banned – a new design without a spear, without a canopy and has killed 42 people.

Ride the Ducks International was bought out in December of 2017 and Ripley’s purchased the Branson operation.

Salvage equipment that was used to remove Stretch Duck 7 begins to arrive at the staging area at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri, July 22, 2018. The Coast Guard supervised salvage operations, on July 23, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff.

Stretch Duck 7 is loaded onto a flatbed trailer after being raised from Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri on July 23, 2018. Coast Guard photo by PO3 Lora Ratliff

Duck Boat retrieved from Table Rock Lake – Missouri State Highway Patrol divers rigged the sunken Duck and a barge crew raised it from the bottom.

The Coast Guard oversees the removal of Stretch Duck 7 from Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, July 23, 2018. Missouri State Highway Patrol divers rigged the vessel, then a barge crane lifted it to the surface before it was towed to shore and loaded onto a flatbed trailer for transport to a secure facility. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff

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