Investigation launched into Liverpool tour boat sinking

An investigation has been launched after the Yellow Duckmarine tour boat sank today, forcing its 31 passengers to be rescued or swim to safety.

A police cordon remains in place at the scene and a multi-agency investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is ongoing.

– A spokesman for Merseyside Police

The craft has now been recovered and following consultation with MCA it has been taken to a place of safe and secure storage in order that a full investigation can take place. That will continue tomorrow morning.

We would also like to express our thanks to the emergency services and the Albert Dock security team onsite for their immediate and exemplary response.

– Spokesman for Yellow Duckmarine

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