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Costa Allegra Cruise Ship Suffers Disaster Near Africa

Costa Allegra in port
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In the Arabian Sea, the Italian coast guard is reporting that the Costa Allegra, an Italian cruise ship, is adrift near the Seychelles islands after a fire broke out and caused the motors to stop working. They say the passengers are safe, but the ship cannot travel anywhere.

There is no report on when the fire started, but the ship’s captain told authorities that it was extinguished quickly, but the motors are not functioning. The ship’s owner says the passengers and crew have suffered no casualties or injuries.

The Italian coast guard has rerouted cargo ships near the Allegra to help, and a motorboat, plane and two tugboats are being sent from the Seychelles. Onboard webcam transmissions on the ship’s website have been suspended.

[via Huffington Post]

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