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July 7, 2010

Tour boat captain sues City

A tour boat captain sued the city of Philadelphia and operators of a tugboat that pushed a huge city barge into his amphibious vessel, leaving two Hungarian tourists dead.
Gary Fox, 59, said in his lawsuit that he may not recover from injuries suffered in the crash July 7 or be able to return to work.

Fox said he feared he was going to die trapped underwater with his passengers in the Delaware River and blames the crash on the defendants' negligence and carelessness. He suffered injuries to his back, head, neck, arms and legs, according to his lawsuit.

The parents of the two Hungarian tourists who were killed have sued K-Sea Transportation Partners of East Brunswick, N.J., along with the city and others. K-Sea operated the tugboat, which the city had hired to push its sludge barge up and down the Delaware River.

Fox worked for Ride the Ducks, a company based in Norcross, Ga., that operates land-and-water tours in several U.S. cities.

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