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Costa Allegra docks on main Seychelles island

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Costa Allegra docks on main Seychelles island


After a towing operation by French boats, the stricken Costa Allegra cruise ship has arrived at Mahé in the Seychelles.

Over 1,000 people have been stuck on the cruise ship without electricity, air conditioning or hot food since a fire broke out in the engine room on Monday. Emergency supplies had to be dropped onto the vessel by helicopters.

Parent company Costa Cruises also ran the Concordia that capsized killing 32 people in January.

The firm has reserved more than 600 airline seats and 400 hotel rooms for Allegra’s passengers.

Some have said that rather than being flown home, they are happy to continue with their vacation on the island.

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