Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by bi0boy, Mar 31, 2013.
Scousers driving a 70yr old amphib full tilt at a river what could possibly go wrong?
Apparently it was caused by debris in the dock this time - a tyre wrapped around a propeller: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/yellow-duckmarine-sinking-caused-rogue-4390598
One on fire this time:
Different company though.
"John Bigos, managing director of London Duck Tours, said he had no comment to make at present."
Not even an apology for your wet and smoky-lunged customers John?
"There was a lot of smoke inhalation, so we jumped in the water.
"We're Australian, so we know how to swim"
Only Australians can swim ^
Are the standing on some kind of ledge or is the Thames really shallow near parliament.
It's like that at low tide - some places nearby even have beaches.
Obviously deeper towards the middle
It varies. Don't forget that the Thames in London is tidal.
Indeed. I went down onto the one on the south side, by Tower Bridge, accessed via Horsleydown Stairs (what a great name) in the evening a few weeks ago. Only a few people and me down there, and a great dramatic view looking up at the bridge.
London beach boasting shot - yes we got a lot at times. Those yellow ducky buses are just wrong, nearly killed by one when mudlarking so slightly biased opinion.
Same boats though!
fuckaduck they're not having much luck.
Funnily enough, I went past the landing site at Vauxhall on Saturday and thought to myself how dodgy those things look.
Wow, when did the office block opposite disappear - presumably something equally monstrous will be replacing it.
I work quite near there, it was demolished last year. Think it's going to be replaced with a residential development.
Some of the former drivers in the military on another site were of the view these things fine for military use rescue use etc but no fucking way would they take daytrippers on them or put overhead protection on them either. Because they have a low waterboard and when they sink you want to be able to get free.
One crashed in Settle, four people dead
Four dead in crash between charter bus and tour vehicle - BBC News
Can't speak about that crash, but in my opinion - on water they are death traps. There is absolutely no way you'd get me on one with my family. They're 70 years old and were rushed into service for beach landings and weren't too fantastic at that at the time... Every time I see them on the Thames I wince. They're a museum piece and shouldn't be allowed for public transport. There, I said it...
Seattle, not Settle! You had me caring for a second
Shutting down on the 18th as the slipway is getting shut down for work on the super sewer.
London Duck Tours to vanish from Thames after losing slipway access
One last trip this morning.
Also saw Sadiq Khan walking down the road
I spent a good few years watching them beach themselves as they turned right (west) after coming down that gangway. They got quite adept at fishing passengers out of the water.
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