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Stricken Italian liner docks in Seychelles

Passengers on the crippled Italian liner Costa Allegra Thursday said they thought they would have to get into lifeboats and abandon ship in pirate-infested waters when it was disabled by fire. “When it all happened we were ready to get into the lifeboats. We thought the worst had happened,” said…

Costa cruise ship adrift off Seychelles

An Italian cruise ship from the same fleet as the tragedy-struckCosta Concordia was adrift on Tuesday in pirate-infested seas off the Seychelles with no power and with more than 1,000 people on board. A blaze in the engine room of the Costa Allegra saw the liner stranded in the dangerous and choppy Indian Ocean seas and it…