Costa Allegra fire: second accident after Costa Concordia sinking

Northern Voices Online
Passengers have been provided basic help after Costa Allegra fire, as the cruise ship reached Seychelles. It is second accident after Costa Concordia sinking Costa Allegra has finally reached the Seychelles after being stranded in high seas following fire in generator rooms. The fear stricken passengers looked bewildered while coming out of the ship that had no electricity, running water or many other essential products for several days.

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‘Sex and drugs claim in Concordia probe’

Independent Online
Firefighters return from an operation on the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island. The ship’s captain remains under house arrest. Leaked documents from a probe into the Costa Concordia disaster contain allegations that officers were seen snorting cocaine and getting drunk on two of the operator’s ships, La Stampa reported on Thursday.

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Can Italy’s Costa brand survive the recent shipwreck, fire?

USA TODAY
By Luca Bruno, AP A view of the Costa Crociere headquarters in Genoa, Italy, Feb. 29.Costa Cruises bookings already had dipped by an estimated one-third following the Jan. 13 wreck of its Concordia cruise ship off a Tuscan island that killed up to 32 passengers and crew. The company is blaming that shipwreck on its captain, who stands accused of abandoning ship as passengers struggled to escape.

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