Chattanooga Ducks owner talks safety
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - Chattanooga Ducks owner Alex Moyers says after Wednesday's tragedy in Philadelphia, where a barge boat collided with a duck boat carrying 35 passengers, his phone has been ringing non-stop.
He says it was an unfortunate incident.
Moyers says it's not likely an accident like that would happen in Chattanooga involving his company.
That's because the Tennessee River is not nearly as busy as the Delaware River and his tour steers clear of water traffic.
After the duck boat stalled out on the Delaware River, the barge headed straight for them capsizing the boat.
To help combat this ordeal, Moyers' duck boats go out in pairs.
In the case of a mechanical breakdown, the boat will not be stranded on the water.
And now, as the investigation continues as to why the barge didn't see the tour boat, Moyers says his customers can rest easy and enjoy the ride.
There are two passengers still missing from Wednesday's accident.
Many of the passengers on-board were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
Thursday, the company involved in the accident shut down operations nationwide.
Moyers says his duck boats meet or exceed Coast Guard safety standards.
His company is open for business.
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