The Costa Allegra
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Stricken Costa cruise ship off Seychelles changes route

The Italian cruise ship left adrift with more than 1,000 people on board after a power failure now faces a longer journey before reaching land.

The Costa Allegra is being towed to the main island in the Seychelles, rather than a nearer island, and is not now due to arrive until Thursday.

A fire in the ship's generator room on Monday caused it to lose all power.

Claire Marshall reports

  • 28 Feb 2012
  • From the section Africa
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