The Aqua Amazon, Aqua Expeditions’ 12-suite Amazon River
ship, sunk on Saturday during the vessel’s turnaround, according to the
Aqua Expeditions said that “an accident occurred that caused
an explosion and resulted in the sinking of the ship.” Four crew members were
missing, said Aqua Expeditions, and others were injured. No passengers were
“The investigation is ongoing and more information will be
shared as it becomes available,” Aqua Expeditions said.
Aqua said that passengers scheduled to depart Saturday on
the Aqua Amazon were reassigned to the Aria Amazon and “other ships.” Cruises
on the Aria Amazon launch from Iquitos, Peru, the same city from where the Aqua
Amazon was scheduled to depart.