Update on the Duck Boat Accident

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    This hour, we get an update on the duck boat tragedy on the Delaware River that claimed two lives.  Last week, the amphibious tour boat stalled on the Delaware River and was struck by a barge.  The passengers were forced to jump from the boat as it capsized and sank — 35 people were rescued from the river but two Hungarian tourists, a young woman and young man, drowned.   We’ll get the latest on the accident and the investigation from two Philadelphia Inquirer reporters — David O’Reilly and Kristen Graham.  We’ll also talk with Dennis Rochford, President of the Maritime Exchange, about commercial traffic on the Delaware River.  And, hear about the history of the original DUWK boats used in WWII.

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