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Costa Allegra adrift in the Indian Ocean.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by blazer, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    A cruise ship belonging to Costa Cruises is reportedly adrift in the Indian Ocean following a fire.

    A blaze broke out onboard the Costa Allegra, sister ship to Costa Concordia, when it was 260 miles from the Seychelles coast, Italian media reports.

    There are said to be no casualties among the 1,049 passengers and crew members, and the fire has been put out.

    It comes only a month after the grounding of Costa Concordia which struck a rock off the western coast of Italy.

    The coast guard said in a statement that it had contacted local authorities in the Seychelles, adding that the accident happened near Alphonse Island some 200 nautical miles from the Indian Ocean archipelago.

    Cargo ships in the area have also been alerted to come to the rescue.

    The coast guard said all passengers and crew on the Costa Allegra were "in good health and were informed promptly of the situation."

    The fire broke out near the ship's generators and has now been put out.

    "The Costa Allegra's engines are out but its communications are working," it said.

     
  2. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    A cruise ship belonging to Costa Cruises is reportedly adrift in the Indian Ocean following a fire.

    A blaze broke out onboard the Costa Allegra, sister ship to Costa Concordia, when it was 260 miles from the Seychelles coast, Italian media reports.

    There are said to be no casualties among the 1,049 passengers and crew members, and the fire has been put out.

    It comes only a month after the grounding of Costa Concordia which struck a rock off the western coast of Italy.

    The coast guard said in a statement that it had contacted local authorities in the Seychelles, adding that the accident happened near Alphonse Island some 200 nautical miles from the Indian Ocean archipelago.

    Cargo ships in the area have also been alerted to come to the rescue.

    The coast guard said all passengers and crew on the Costa Allegra were "in good health and were informed promptly of the situation."

    The fire broke out near the ship's generators and has now been put out.

    "The Costa Allegra's engines are out but its communications are working," it said.

     

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