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American Queen Steamboat Co., Victory ready to house military for coronavirus quarantine

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Six river and coastal vessels 'readily available and on standby' to help US coronavirus efforts. At left, AQSC's American Duchess and, right, Victory Cruise Lines' Victory II
American Queen Steamboat Co. and Victory Cruise Lines are exploring ways their vessels could support the US war on coronavirus, Seatrade Cruise News has confirmed.

For military personnel quarantine

The sister companies' coastal ships and river vessels would house US military personnel that are under quarantine, as they have either arrived from a foreign country or will be departing shortly for a foreign country.

Possible deployment cities

Cities where the AQSC and Victory Cruise Lines vessels could potentially be stationed include Seattle, San Diego, St. Louis, New Orleans, Norfolk and Miami.

Six vessels 'readily available'

'AQSC and VCL would be pleased to assist the federal government during this crisis, and our six vessels are readily available and on standby,' the company told Seatrade Cruise News.

As earlier reported, AQSC suspended cruise operations, with service planned to restart April 11. 

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