December 3, 2021

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American Cruise Lines Riverboat Stuck on Sandbar; No Injuries or Damage Reported

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American Cruise LinesAmerican Jazz became trapped on a sandbar in Lake Barkley in Tennessee on Thursday, June 8, and tugs have been known as in to assist the boat off the sandbar. With that said, issues are taking for a longer period than predicted to free of charge the riverboat, a spokesperson for the firm instructed Vacation Agent.

“Work is progressing well in assisting the American Jazz off the sandbar in Lake Barkley, but the effort and hard work is taking lengthier than anticipated. We are doing work with the Coast Guard to disembark visitors this morning via tender and have them commence to Nashville, where by they will be in a position to take part in routinely scheduled shore excursions,” American Cruise Traces claimed in an update Friday early morning. “There continues to be no harm to the vessel, no air pollution, and no other resulting places of issue. American Cruise Strains has been working in Lake Barkley for almost 10 decades and while we regret this incident, we appear ahead to continuing to stop by and take a look at the great ports and communities along the Cumberland River with our smaller riverboats.”

According to a information launch from the Coastline Guard: American Jazz strike the sandbar near mile marker 62 on the Cumberland River outdoors the ship channel. It is carrying 120 passengers and 54 crewmembers. The river vessel has a potential of 190 passengers.

The Coast Guard adds that the result in of the incident is under investigation.

American Jazz was running its new 8-day “New music Towns” cruise from Memphis to Nashville, TN. The sailing is anticipated to proceed with a few adjustments, at the time the vessel is freed from the sandbar. Lake Barkley was scheduled for Day 4 of the sailing added ports of contact for the remainder of the river cruise included Dover, Clarksville and Nashville.

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