Luxury Cruise Wasn’t Stuck, Tourists Took Boats For Sightseeing: Operator

“The ship has reached Patna as per schedule,” Raj Singh, Chairman of Exotic Heritage Group which is operating the “world’s longest river cruise”, reports claiming the cruise got stuck are ‘absolute ly’ false.

Throughout the day, reports made rounds that MV Ganga Vilas cruise got stuck on the third day of its 51-day journey in Bihar’s Chhapra due to shallow water in the Ganga and that several small boats took the tourists to safety.

The ship, however, was anchored in the river and the tourists took the boats for sightseeing. “The ship always remains in the main channel. The big ships can’t go to the shore. This is normal for a cruise ship,” he said.

“The ship is currently anchored at Patna and not at the jetty because there are thousands of people who have come to see the ship and there are privacy and safety issues. So, we can’t bring the ship to the jetty for the safety and security of the passengers. There’s nothing wrong in that and it’s just a precaution that we are taking,” he added.

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