The return of Yellow Duckmarine type tours to Liverpool has been greeted as “fantastic news” – mostly.
The popular Liverpool “duck tours” finished immediately after one particular of the craft sank with 33 people on board in a significant-profile 2013 incident.
But now it appears to be as although they’re set to return – with all-new craft and assurances they will be solely “unsinkable”. Their launch is understood to be dependent on the lifting of coronavirus constraints predicted in the spring and early summer season.
Lots of individuals claimed they couldn’t hold out for a different trip, whilst one particular explained they would be taking their armbands, “just in case”.
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Right before they stopped, the Duckmarine tours were a big vacationer attraction for times out in the city, and experienced even transported HM The Queen and Prince Phillip on a tour of Salthouse Dock, at the front of Albert Dock, in 2012.
Before nowadays, the ECHO uncovered Liverpool City Sights – which operates open-major bus excursions in the city – are in talks with the Royal Albert Dock to convey the ducks back again to the city.
Information the duck tours are returning was met with excitement from a lot of Liverpool Echo audience on Fb.
Kerry McDermott reported: “Can not wait to provide my daughter on this.. she will be produced up.”
Janet Hughes posted: “We had a fantastic time on the duck tour. We are from Liverpool but learned all kinds of factors we failed to know.”
Joan Frances Cullen claimed it was “great information” and that she “liked likely on the duck”.
Patricia Gallagher stated: “Outstanding information – it truly is fantastic.”
Ian Ball shared a fond memory of his family members having fun with the tour. He claimed: “I went on this years back with my son and bought instructed that no person receives moist when we have ‘splashdown’ heading into the Albert Dock from the slipway. That was until we obtained shot with a drinking water pistol”.
Even so, some men and women are nonetheless to be convinced that the new cars are as “unsinkable” as has been claimed.
Dee Robinson claimed: “Is not that what they said about the titanic an look what occurred. Almost nothing is unsinkable these days”.
Simon Boulton built the very same “unsinkable” Titanic reference, posting: “Didn’t yet another ‘unsinkable’ ship visit Liverpool the moment?”
Julieann Harland posted: “I’m having my armbands just in situation.”
Whilst Catherine Daly stated her worst nightmare is a automobile heading into the dock, incorporating: “Went on it yrs in the past and considered my coronary heart would prevent. Great luck to all the daredevils.”
Before these days, Sean Morrison, estate supervisor at Royal Albert Dock advised the ECHO: “We’re thrilled to be in talks with Liverpool Metropolis Sights to convey back again the Duckmarine excursions to the dock waters of Royal Albert Dock.”
Liverpool Metropolis Sights Restricted is owned by James and Phillip Olivier. Persons may well be much more acquainted with Philip Olivier for his purpose as ‘Tinhead’ on former strike soap Brookside.
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James Oliver yesterday posted photographs on his Facebook site of the new fleet of Salamander amphibious autos currently being well prepared.
His article study: “Salamander amphibious cars (Sally’s) being concluded all set for the Summertime launch at the Albert Dock, virus permitting, if you know any past drivers, mechanics or PR staff members that labored on the previous Ducks…. be sure to request them to forward their CV to admin@liverpoolcitysights,” incorporating: “Remember to be aware the Sally’s are unsinkable and have been passed by all the relevant authorities”.