Duck boat salvage operations complete, safety zone no longer in effect

Duck boat salvage operations complete, safety zone no longer in effect
The Coast Guard oversees the removal of Stretch Duck 7 from Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, July 23, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Ratliff BRANSON, Missouri – Salvage operations to remove Stretch Duck 7 from Table Rock Lake in Branson were completed Monday. Salvage operations, coordinated by Ride the Ducks and overseen by the Coast Guard, successfully removed...

Coast Guard, tour boat crew work to free grounded vessel

Showboat Branson Belle St. LOUIS — The Coast Guard and the crew of the tour boat, Branson Belle, are monitoring weather and environmental status for favorable conditions that would allow the crews to safely free the vessel from its grounded position in Table Rock Lake, near Branson, Mo., Sunday. After being freed, the showboat will be moored to a dock 500 yards from its current position for further...

Coast Guard, state and local agencies assist in evacuation of grounded tour boat

Showboat Branson Belle ST. LOUIS — The Coast Guard along with local and state agencies are working together to expedite the evacuation of 637 people from a grounded tour boat on Table Rock Lake, near Branson, Mo., Sunday. At approximately 8:30 p.m., Saturday, the showboat Branson Belle, a 195-foot river touring boat, lost propulsion on Table Rock Lake. The vessel drifted toward shore and grounded...