WYANDOTTE, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Yorktown cruise ship has been pulled safely back to the shores of Detroit, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
One hundred twenty passengers were onboard the luxurious cruise ship when it became stuck sometime Saturday evening.
The Yorktown was not listing or taking on water. There were no evacuations.
Those familiar with the section of the river where the boat ran aground told 7 Action News it gets very shallow in spots. The depth can be as little as 3 feet, especially in the area of Wyandotte.
The ship had just embarked on an eight-day journey at the time of the accident. It was supposed to go through Cleveland, Montreal and end in Quebec City.
7 Action News was there when the Yorktown left the newly built port in downtown Detroit a couple of months ago . It’s a pricey ship with pretty fancy accommodations.
A commercial tugboat company was called to free the boat after Saturday's accident.
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