Duck Boat

KMBC Channel 9 News
Marc LaVoie
October 16, 2018 - 5:45 am
A lawyer for victims of last summer's fatal Duck Boat accident on Table Rock Lake is slamming a court filing made by representatives of the companies associated with the tragedy. Using a federal law dating back to 1851, attorneys for Florida-based Ripley Entertainment Inc. and Missouri-based...
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Kara Marxer
August 31, 2018 - 3:52 pm
Attorney General Josh Hawley has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to stop Branson Duck Vehicles and Ripley Entainment from operating any duck boats in Missouri. The operation in Branson has been shut down since the duck boat capsizing in July on Table Rock Lake, where 17 people drowned. The suit...
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AP News Staff
August 29, 2018 - 2:48 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say in court filings that the U.S. Coast Guard found probable cause that the captain of a tourist boat that sank in Missouri, killing 17 people, committed misconduct, negligence or was inattentive to his duties. The U.S. attorney's office also said in...
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A screengrab from a video shot by Jenny Carr on July 19th, showing a duck boat fighting whitecaps in Table Rock Lake
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KMBZ News Staff
August 01, 2018 - 2:56 pm
A certificate of inspection for the duck boat that sank last month in Table Rock Lake in Branson, killing 17 people, shows that it was on the lake at a time when the wind speed far exceeded allowable limits. The Coast Guard has convened a formal Marine Board of Investigation into the accident...
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A duck boat sits on a parking lot
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AP News Staff
July 30, 2018 - 10:15 am
The owners and operators of a tourist boat that sank this month in Missouri, killing 17 people, put profits over people's safety when they decided to put the Ride the Ducks boat on a lake despite design problems and warnings of severe weather, a lawsuit alleges. The lawsuit filed Sunday in U.S...
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A screengrab from a video shot by Jenny Carr on July 19th, showing a duck boat fighting whitecaps in Table Rock Lake
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AP News Staff
July 27, 2018 - 4:44 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Video and audio recordings from a fatal tourist boat accident in Missouri show that the lake went from calm to deadly dangerous in a matter of minutes. The National Transportation Safety Board on Friday released information gathered from the video recorder camera system salvaged by...
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Marc LaVoie
July 23, 2018 - 7:20 am
A church bell chimed 17 times Sunday at Williams Chapel at College of the Ozarks to honor the 17 people who lost their lives when a duck boat sank last Thursday. "I've had pastors from the city come, and they've prayed for me, and said they'll keep me in their thoughts and prayers," said Tia...
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KMBZ News Staff
July 20, 2018 - 12:24 pm
A 2002 report from the National Transportation Safety Board shed light on the safety concerns of duck boats outfitted with canopies. Focus has been renewed on the report following the death of 17 people in a duck boat sinking on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri . The duck boat that capsized in...
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KMBZ News Staff
July 20, 2018 - 6:49 am
Branson, MO - 2:05 p.m. Friday Authorities say it could take several days to raise a duck boat that sank in southern Missouri, killing its driver and 16 passengers. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace says the vessel came to rest in 80 feet of water in Table Rock Lake. Authorities...
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