NTSB report out on duck boat accident

    Two-page preliminary report does not include much in the way of new details.

    The National Transportation Safety Board has issued it’s preliminary report in July’s fatal duck boat accident on the Delaware River.

    The two-page report is basically a chronology of the accident on the Delaware River. It details how the sludge barge known as The Resource”was being towed by the tugboat Caribbean Sea and then struck Duck Boat number 34, sinking it. Two Hungarian tourists drowned.

    The report points out when the Duck boat was stalled in the river with an apparent engine fire, it along with other vessels in the river called the tugboat but received no response.

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    The operator of the tug refused to give testimony to the NTSB, invoking his Fifth-Amendment right against self-incrimination.

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