Liverpool’s duck submarine

On Dry Land: The "Duck" tours Liverpool.

On Dry Land: The “Duck” tours Liverpool.

That sinking feeling: One of the fleet sinks. Original Photo by Roger O'Doherty

That sinking feeling: One of the fleet sinks. Original Photo by Roger O’Doherty

Dramatic images have been released of an iconic Liverpool vehicle sinking in the waters close to the Albert Dock.

The “Yellow Duckmarine” as it’s known allows tourists a unique opportunity to tour the city, on the road and in the waters, in the converted amphibious war vehicle. Yesterday, Saturday 30th April, tourists on board the vehicle had to be evacuated from the Salthouse Dock, as water started to fill the cabin.

Images, from Roger O’Doherty, show how the iconic vehicle became fully submerged shortly after passengers were safely evacuated onto a nearby pontoon. It remains unknown at this point how the incident occurred. Having been on the “duck” myself, the speed of entering the waters may have created a powerful force onto vehicle, causing subsequent damage.

Paul Furlong, Sales Manager of the company which owns and runs the tour guides, praised the work of staff in the evacuation process. He added: ““We are looking into what happened. Our crew are incredibly experienced and they acted very quickly.”

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