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Old 16-06-13, 14:05
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Default Amphibious truck sinks in Liverpool

'Yellow Duckmarine sinks in Albert dock.' 31 on board, all ok.

This is the second sinking of one of these vessels in the Albert Dock Liverpool this year.

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Old 16-06-13, 14:28
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Link no worky worky

Try this instead - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...yside-22922039

No wonder they sink so often when they are treated like this

An effective way to crack welds and stress fracture the skin of a 70 year old vehicle.
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Default Cause of sinking.

The most recent DUKW sinking in Liverpool was caused by a discarded car tyre that was caught up in the propellor. This resulted in the 'V' strut being torn from the hull.

Despite this being a freakish event many are calling for the vehicles to be banned from commercial passenger operation.

According to the latest reports the operating company has gone into administration.

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Default Amphibious Truck....

We had an amphibious vehicle that pandered to the tourist trade in Ottawa about 10 years ago. The vehicle had been modified in the Ottawa area and I believe went by the name of Lady Duck. As it happens, it also sank on entering the water with the loss of at least four lives. It dropped out of sight and I next saw it at an auction yard. I have no idea where it is now.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...niversary.html
The above noted article relates to the 10th anniversary of the incident
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