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Tennessee River Tug Boat Explosion Leaves 3 Dead: Police

Patch

Date: 1/20/2018 1:21:00 AM

A tug-boat explosion on the Tennessee River in Kentucky left three people dead and injured several others, according to Kentucky State Police. The Marshall County dispatch received a call reporting an explosion at 9:17 a.m. and numerous departments

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Three Killed in Blast at Kentucky Boatyard

The Maritime Executive

Date: 1/19/2018 11:50:00 PM

On Friday, an explosion on a towboat on the Tennessee River killed three individuals and seriously injured several others. The vessel was docked at a facility outside of Calvert City, Kentucky for repairs. On Friday morning, a blast occurred in her

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Three killed in tugboat explosion on the Tennessee River in Kentucky

Fox 17 Nashville

Date: 1/19/2018 7:25:00 PM

Officials say a boat or barge exploded on the Tennessee River in Kentucky, killing three and injuring others. Marshall County Emergency Management Director Curt Curtner says the explosion happened Friday at First Marine Dry Dock Boat and Barge Repair

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Three dead after Kentucky boat explosion

LOCAL8now

Date: 1/19/2018 6:32:00 PM

CALVERT CITY, Ky. (WVLT) -- Kentucky State Police detectives responded to an early morning explosion on the Tennessee River. According to KSP, Marshall County dispatch received a call reporting an explosion on a tug-boat docked on Hollinger Road at 9:17

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KSP: No early indication of foul play in boat explosion on Tennessee River

WPSD Local 6

Date: 1/19/2018 3:51:00 PM

UPDATE: Kentucky State Police Post 1 has released more information about a boat explosion that killed three people and injured six others on the Tennessee River in Marshall County Friday morning. In a news release sent Friday afternoon, KSP says the call

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• River: Tennessee River
• Length: 360 Miles
• Surface Area: 14,600 Acres
• Volume: 386,500 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 9,555 Square Miles
• Length: 55 Miles
Fort Loudoun Reservoir, located on the Tennessee River at Knoxville, is the uppermost in the chain of nine TVA reservoirs that form a continuous navigable channel from there to Paducah, Kentucky, 652 miles away.

Fort Loudoun Reservoir takes its name from the 18th-century British fort built on a nearby site during the French and Indian War. The fort was named for John Campbell, the fourth Earl of Loudoun, commander of British forces in North America at the time.

Fort Loudoun is a popular recreation destination, known for bass fishing, boating, and birdwatching. The tailwater area immediately below the dam is an excellent site for viewing a variety of waterbirds, including herons, cormorants, gulls, osprey, and bald eagles.

The reservoir is connected by a short canal to Tellico Reservoir on the nearby Little Tennessee River. Water is diverted through the canal to Fort Loudoun for power production. The canal also offers commercial barges access to Tellico without the need for a lock. Barges passing through the Fort Loudoun lock carry about half a million tons of cargo a year.
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