Costa Cruise Ship Adrift After Fire Breaks Out

By MarEx 2012-02-27 15:12:41

Sister liner to the Costa Concordia, owned by Costa Crociere, has sent out a distress signal while in the Indian Ocean recently after a fire broke out in the engine/electric generators’ room. The fire has also left the ship without power.

Fortunately, the fire onboard the Costa Allegra has been put out before spreading, and no cruise passengers were injured. Currently, there are a reported 636 passengers onboard, along with 413 crew members. They were sailing adrift about 200 miles southwest of the Seychelles near Alphonse Island, according to a Costa company report.

Crew members were working to restore functionality to the luxury liner. Tugs and other support vessels, including naval and aerial units, were en route to offer any aid or assistance. Inspections of the engine room are ongoing.

The Allegra left Madagascar on Saturday, and was due for arrival in the Seychelles on Tuesday.