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Italian cruise ship adrift off the Seychelle Islands

An Italian cruise ship with more than 1,000 people on board is without power in the Indian Ocean following a fire.

The Costa Allegra is adrift more than 200 miles south west of the Seychelles, near Alphonse Island.

Costa Cruises said in a statement that the fire broke out in the electric generator room.

Commander Cosimo Nicastro, from the Italian Coastguard, told the BBC there had been no casualties.

  • 27 Feb 2012
  • From the section Asia