Costa Allegra towed into port

By Donna Tunney
Passengers disembarked the disabled Costa Allegra at the port of Victoria in Mahe, Seychelles, early on March 1, following two days adrift in the Indian Ocean after a generator room fire knocked out power to the vessel Feb. 27.

More than 300 of the ship’s 627 passengers took Costa up on an offer to continue their vacations in the Seychelles for up to two weeks, with accommodations paid for by the Italy-based cruise line.

The 820-passenger ship was traveling from Madagasgar to Mahe, where it was originally scheduled to arrive on Feb. 28, when the fire erupted. A French fishing vessel towed the ship to port.

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