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Passengers now off cruise ship stuck on Lake Barkley, several crewmembers remain aboard

A cruise ship is stuck on a sandbar in Lake Barkley.
A cruise ship is stuck on a sandbar in Lake Barkley.(Courtesy of WKDZ)
Published: Jul. 8, 2021 at 5:30 PM EDT
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TRIGG COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - A cruise ship is stuck on a sandbar in Lake Barkley.

However, as of Friday, the U.S. Coast Guard has said the passengers have disembarked.

Unified Command brought the 120 passengers and six crewmembers safely to shore, as 48 crewmembers remained aboard.

WKDZ reported on Thursday, July 8 that towboats were working to free the cruise ship.

They said the it was traveling south on Lake Barkley when it became stuck on a sandbar north of the bridge.

The American Jazz is part of the American Cruise Line fleet that offers an eight-day cruise from Memphis to Paducah to Clarksville and ending in Nashville.

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