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#781925 - 30th Mar 2013 10:23pm Liverpool Duck
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Anyone else heard that this sank today ?? frown

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#781927 - 30th Mar 2013 10:37pm Re: Liverpool Duck [Re: Sneezy]
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TOURISTS were evacuated from one of Liverpool’s iconic Yellow Duckmarines after it sank in the Albert Dock.

The colourful bus-boat started to slowly sink while full with passengers this afternoon.

People on board were handed lifejackets and moved onto a pontoon as the amphibious vehicle went under.


Duckmarine sinks in Liverpool's Albert Dock (photos: Roger O'Doherty)
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An investigation was today underway to find the cause.

Onlookers told how the Duckmarine, affectionately known as a Wacker Quacker, eventualy became fully submerged during attempts to tow it to the slipway in Salthouse Dock.

Roger O’Doherty, who had been attending the NUT conference at the ECHO Arena, said: “They got a tow boat to try and pull it onto the slipway but they were going quite quickly and it unhinged.

“The water was up to the level of the windows.”

The Yellow Duckmarine is a familiar sight around Liverpool city centre – driving passengers through the heart of city before splashing into the Albert Dock.

Sales manager Paul Furlong praised the crew on board the boat for their professionalism.

He said: “The incident was unfortunate and happened towards the end of the tour.

“We are looking into what happened. Our crew are incredibly experienced and they acted very quickly.

“The crew followed the correct procedure.”

Ducks – which were originally called DUKWs when created in the US to transport men and materials during the Second World War – are no longer in production, and each one still in use
Liverpool Echo

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#781928 - 30th Mar 2013 10:37pm Re: Liverpool Duck [Re: Sneezy]
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#781929 - 30th Mar 2013 10:39pm Re: Liverpool Duck [Re: Sneezy]
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Haha....Thanks Zipper....found it but can't do links ...doh !! smile

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#781968 - 31st Mar 2013 10:31am Re: Liverpool Duck [Re: Sneezy]
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The D.U.K.W was created by building a boat hull onto a G.M.C 6by6 cargo truck and using the power take off to drive the propeller. The hull was partly designed by a british yacht designer.

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#781984 - 31st Mar 2013 11:11am Re: Liverpool Duck [Re: Sneezy]
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sneezy, cant get link too, so its not you...

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#781999 - 31st Mar 2013 11:19am Re: Liverpool Duck [Re: Sneezy]
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i couldnt get link at 1st i refreshed page and it showed up

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#782099 - 31st Mar 2013 7:45pm Re: Liverpool Duck [Re: Ocanisak]
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Looks like they have a new yellow submarine then raftl
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#782158 - 31st Mar 2013 10:43pm Re: Liverpool Duck [Re: Sneezy]
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still got some down at instow, take the lads to saugnton sands to do surf drills
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#782566 - 2nd Apr 2013 9:27am Re: Liverpool Duck [Re: Sneezy]
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Correction.Should have said 4by4 G.M.C truck.

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