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Old 29 September 2013, 08:19   #1
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Another London duck disaster, caught fire this time.
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Oh no. That'l be the end of them then. What a shame!totally quackers. Guess there will be some cheap DUKW parts going cheap cheap!
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I assume this is to what you refer:

Seven people being treated for smoke inhalation and two taken to hospital with minor injuries after a tour boat caught fire on the Thames

Thames Duck Boat Fire: 30 Pulled From River
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We were on the London Eye about midday and could see the fire boat doing something around one of the London Ducks. It was too far off to see clearly, but now I know what was going on!
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Thirty people jump into the Thames after Duck Boat sets on fire and starts sinking near Houses of Parliament | Mail Online shows Thames RIBs coming to aid
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Old 29 September 2013, 12:25   #6
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Some nice pictures for the RIBcraft web site!
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Liverpool ducks died a death a few months back after one sunk. End if an era I feel.
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Another London duck disaster, caught fire this time.
I wasn't aware there had been previous London Duck "disasters". I know the Liverpool operation has a number of problems.

I went on one of these tours last year - though it was pretty good.

Main thing, all safely accounted for and very good reaction by other operators and emergency services from the look of it.
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I wasn't aware there had been previous London Duck "disasters". I know the Liverpool operation has a number of problems.
According to the Mirror (so must be right!!) they had a fire on the same vessel 5 weeks ago, but I suspect its been mixed up with Liverpool in reality.
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Guess there will be some cheap DUKW parts going cheap cheap!
No, Quack Quack - if they were going Cheep they'd be knock-offs!
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