PHILADELPHIA – A company that uses amphibious sightseeing vehicles to show tourists the sights on land and water says it's suspending operations in Philadelphia "indefinitely."
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Ride the Ducks announced on its website Wednesday that it has suspended operations due to financial reasons, including a 330 percent hike in insurance premiums.
The company's statement did not address accidents involving duck boats that have occurred in the city.
In May 2015, a Texas woman was struck and killed by a duck boat on a downtown Philadelphia street.
In July 2010, a tugboat-guided barge struck a duck boat on the Delaware River, killing two tourists. The tug pilot was sentenced to a year in prison. The duck boats didn't operate for eight months afterward.
Company officials did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.