Report: Costa Allegra's new owners may scrap it

By Tom Stieghorst
The Costa Allegra, which caught fire earlier this year and has been slated for disposition ever since, may be reduced to scrap.

The 820-passenger ship was recently sold, and the ship is in Genoa preparing for its final voyage to Turkey, said a Cruise Industry News story attributed to various reports.

Costa earlier this month confirmed it had finalized the sale of Costa Allegra to Themis Maritime Ltd.

"The financial terms of the operations cannot be disclosed. We are not aware about the programs established by the new owners about the future use of the vessel," a statement said.

Allegra has sailed for Costa since 1992 when it was converted from a container to a cruise ship. In February it was towed to the Seychelles Islands after being disabled off the coast of Africa by a generator fire.

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