Costa Concordia cousin Allegra adrift off Seychelles near Alphonse Island after fire
An Italian cruise ship from the same fleet as the tragedy-struck Costa Concordia is adrift off the Seychelles with more than 1,000 people on board following a fire, Italy’s coast guard said Monday.
Fire crews on board managed to put out the blaze near generators in the engine room, and no one was injured on the luxury ship, the Costa Allegra.
The ship however issued a mayday call seeking assistance from any nearby cargo ships and there was a power blackout on board, the coastguard said in a statement. (Photo: LAURENT FIEVET/AFP/Getty Images/Files)