28 Feb '12, 12pm

Luxury for passengers of stricken Costa Allegra

Passengers from the stricken liner, Costa Allegra , left adrift in the Indian Ocean after a fire on board, are being shipped to the luxurious Desroches Island in the Seychelles, and to safety. Desroches Island has been chosen as a sanctuary for distressed passengers from the ship due to its ability to facilitate them comfortably. Desroches Island is one of the few outer islands of the Seychelles that can accommodate some of the passengers and crew and will assist in evacuating the remaining to Mahe, as there were over 1000 people on board. The Costa Allegra, which is owned by the same Italian company that owns the Costa Concordia, which ran aground off Tuscany last month, was stranded without power after a fire in its engine room. Costa Cruises confirmed there are 636 passengers on the Costa Allegra, 31 Britons and one Irish person, along with 413 crew members. All passeng...

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