American Cruise Traces’ American Jazz became caught on a sandbar in Lake Barkley in Tennessee on Thursday, June 8, and tugs were being called in to aid the boat off the sandbar. With that mentioned, items are getting extended than anticipated to absolutely free the riverboat, a spokesperson for the business told Vacation Agent.
“Work is progressing very well in assisting the American Jazz off the sandbar in Lake Barkley, but the energy is getting for a longer period than predicted. We are working with the Coastline Guard to disembark friends this early morning by means of tender and have them commence to Nashville, wherever they will be in a position to take part in consistently scheduled shore excursions,” American Cruise Strains explained in an update Friday morning. “There stays no hurt to the vessel, no pollution, and no other ensuing locations of worry. American Cruise Traces has been working in Lake Barkley for virtually 10 yrs and although we regret this incident, we appear ahead to continuing to take a look at and discover the wonderful ports and communities along the Cumberland River with our small riverboats.”
In accordance to a news launch from the Coast Guard: American Jazz hit the sandbar in close proximity to mile marker 62 on the Cumberland River outdoors the ship channel. It is carrying 120 passengers and 54 crewmembers. The river vessel has a capacity of 190 travellers.
The Coastline Guard adds that the bring about of the incident is below investigation.
American Jazz was working its new eight-day “Tunes Metropolitan areas” cruise from Memphis to Nashville, TN. The sailing is expected to go on with a couple adjustments, as soon as the vessel is freed from the sandbar. Lake Barkley was scheduled for Day 4 of the sailing added ports of simply call for the remainder of the river cruise bundled Dover, Clarksville and Nashville.
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