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New Duck Boat Tours Planned for Missouri Lake Where 17 Drowned

A new company said it is planning to bring tours featuring “unsinkable” amphibious boats back to a Missouri lake where 17 people drowned when a duck boat sank in 2018. The owners of Branson Duck Tours LLC said they hope …

Criminal Counts Dismissed Against 3 Employees in Missouri Duck Boat Deaths

A federal judge has dismissed neglect and misconduct charges against three employees of a tourist boat that sank on a Missouri lake in 2018, killing 17 people. U.S. District Judge Doug Harpool filed an order on Dec. 2 upholding a …

NTSB: Failure to Heed Warnings Led to Missouri Duck Boat Sinking

The primary cause of the sinking of a tourist-carrying duck boat on a Missouri lake in July 2018, in which 17 people were killed, was the continued operation of the vessel during severe weather, despite severe weather warnings issued by …

Daughter of Duck Boat Victim Slams Missouri Tort Reform Bill

Speaking before a Missouri legislative panel, a woman whose father was among the 17 people who died after a tourist duck boat sank in a Missouri lake condemned a bill that would limit when companies can be sued over products …

Owner of Missouri Duck Boat Settles Final Lawsuit Over Deadly Sinking

The owner of a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount. Thirty-one lawsuits have been filed against Ripley Entertainment since the former World War II …

Judge: 1851 Maritime Law Doesn’t Apply in Missouri Duck Boat Case

A federal judge has ruled that an 1851 maritime law does not protect a company from making payments to families of people aboard a tourist boat that sank on a Missouri lake, killing 17 people. After the July 2018 sinking …

NTSB: Coast Guard Ignored Duck Boat Safety Recommendations

Federal transportation safety investigators criticized the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday for ignoring suggestions over nearly two decades to improve tourist duck boats, changes they say might have prevented last year’s Missouri accident that killed 17 people. The National Transportation Safety …

Ripley Entertainment Settles Some Missouri Duck Boat Lawsuits

A company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people, said that it has settled or is in the process of settling more than half of the lawsuits it faces. KYTV reports …

2 More Workers Indicted in Missouri Duck Boat Sinking That Killed 17

A federal grand jury has indicted two more employees of a company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people. Curtis Lanham, the general manager at Ride the Ducks Branson, and Charles …

Company Says It Was Told Duck Boats Were OK Before Missouri Sinking

An entertainment company that owned a duck boat involved in a fatal sinking on a Missouri lake last summer disputes that an independent investigator told it its vehicles did not comply with a government standard. Ripley Entertainment hired Steve Paul …