On 29th September 2013 there was an unfortunate incident on one of our DUKWs, featuring a fire on board the vehicle. No passengers or staff were hurt or injured during this unusual and unprecedented situation.
After the incident it was appropriate to suspend our river-based section of the tours, and we used this time to fully investigate, improve and re-engineer the overall design of our fleet. Working hand in hand / alongside the official regulatory bodies, our team of skilled professional engineers examined all sections of the Duck and eliminated any risks aboard our vehicles.
After nine months and a cost of more than £1 Million in cutting edge upgrades, including the innovative design of new air tight compartments within the vehicles and the inclusion of a quantity of buoyancy foam, we were back on the glorious River Thames!
We are proud of our fleet of amphibious yellow vehicles. They now exceed all regulatory standards required of them and we believe they are the most modern, most highly refurbished fleet of DUKWs in operation anywhere in the world.
The safety of our passengers and staff will always be our number one priority. We continue to work closely with the various regulatory bodies to ensure that we exceed all expectations regarding safety.
We look forward to welcoming you aboard a tour soon.
London Duck Tours