Gilbert Faure, Seychelles Aviation Authority
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Planes on standby for Costa Allegra rescue

Planes are being lined up in the Seychelles to fly home passengers from the stricken Costa Allegra cruise ship as soon as possible.

The ship is being towed to the main island in the Seychelles, where it is expected early on Thursday.

Accommodation is being arranged, but with hotels already busy, most are expected to fly straight to Italy.

Gilbert Faure, chief executive officer of Seychelles Aviation Authority, said they would do their best to help passengers when they arrive.

  • 29 Feb 2012
  • From the section Africa