New document says duck boat violated inspection terms
The U.S. Coast Guard says the duck boat that capsized and sank last month on Table Rock Lake was in the water when wind speeds exceeded the allowed limit.
BRANSON, Mo. - The U.S. Coast Guard has released more information on the duck boat that capsized and sank last month on Table Rock Lake, killing 17 people.
The USCG says that a certificate of inspection was issued in 2017 that did not allow the boat on the water if winds were faster than 35 mph or waves reached higher than 2 feet.
Investigators say that the wind speed was more than 70 mph when the accident happened.
Yesterday the USCG announced it has convened a formal Marine Board of Investigation into the accident.