Work to dislodge grounded riverboat to begin in Kentucky
CADIZ, Ky. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says operations to dislodge a grounded riverboat in Lake Barkley in Kentucky are scheduled to begin Friday.
American Cruise Lines says its riverboat, American Jazz, became stuck on a sandbar last week while on a seven-night cruise between Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee.
The boat was carrying 120 passengers and 54 crew members.
The passengers were moved off the ship and transported to a Nashville hotel on July 9.
The boat was not damaged.
The Coast Guard says a safety zone remains in effect from mile marker 61.5 to mile marker 63.5 on the Cumberland River as crews work to unground the vessel.
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