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post #8 of Old 07-13-2010
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Preliminary accounts say DUKW called, but no response from the tug:

Tour boat calls before crash went unanswered -

One of the tug crew took the 5th rather than talk with NTSB.

I know little about the "Ducks" except having seen them around, but from the photo, I doubt that any small passenger vessel would fare well if caught under the rake-bow of that empty barge.

Anyone know how the tug was made up to the barge? If astern or especially if "hipped-up" on opposite side of the barge, then could have been a considerable blind spot.
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