Philadelphia starts inquiry into duck boat sinking

    Mayor Michael Nutter says the city needs to do it’s own inquiry since it has ramifications on public safety and tourism.

    The city of Philadelphia is doing it’s own review of the crash and sinking of a Duck Boat in the Delaware River.

    Mayor Michael Nutter says the city’s review, combined with the National Transportation Safety Board Review, could result in changes about how the boats use the Delaware River.

    Mayor Michael Nutter
    Mayor Michael Nutter

    “We want people to be safe on the land and on the sea, and if there are things either policy wise, directive wise or legislatively to better ensure public safety then certainly we will move in that direction.”

    The mayor says the city will work with the multiple agencies the regulate the amphibious boats. Nutter believes the city’s tourist trade will not be hurt by the accident because people understand it’s not an everyday occurrence.

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