SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle tour company involved in a deadly crash in September will have nine of its amphibious vehicles back on city streets as drivers prepare for Coast Guard inspections.

KOMO-TV reports drivers for Ride the Ducks of Seattle have been operating the company's duck boats this week to get ready for next week's inspections. Company spokesman Mark Firmani says the Coast Guard inspections are necessary in order to eventually resume tours with passengers.

One of the company's "stretch duck" vehicles was involved in the Sept. 24 accident that killed five international students.

The company's operations were suspended days after the crash.

State regulators found more than 400 safety violations by Ride the Ducks, but recommended that the company be allowed to resume limited operations if it submits a safety plan.