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Costa cruise ship adrift

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 00:58

Feb 28 - A cruise liner owned by Costa Cruises is adrift in the Indian Ocean after an engine fire left it without power. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION A cruise ship owned by Costa Cruises is adrift in the Indian Ocean after an engine room fire left it without power. The company said the fire on board the Costa Allegra had been put out and no passengers or crew were hurt. The vessel, with 636 passengers and 413 crew on board, has light but no air conditioning or cooking facilities. Costa Cruises says the passengers have been assembled on deck and would be given bread, water and fruit until emergency provisions arrived. Tugs and other vessels were due to reach the ship on Tuesday (February 28). The firm said the ship was stable and there was no risk of it running aground or hitting rocks. The same company owns the Costa Concordia which ran aground and capsized off the Italian island of Giglio last month killing at least 25 people

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Costa cruise ship adrift

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 00:58

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