A 200 foot-long casino boat Escapade ran aground last night off Tybee Island near the port of Savannah, Georgia on its maiden voyage.

The 27 crew and 96 passengers are laying in wait aboard the vessel which ran aground due to the extremely shallow waters around it.


Escapade casino boat aground

U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss says a maritime safety unit has been dispatched to the scene and there appears to be no risk of pollution or indication of hull structural damage as a result of the grounding, which occurred on a sandbar. source

Doss notes the plan is to await high tide at 1pm with hopes she may be able to be pulled free.  There are commercial salvors on scene.

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