Costa Allegra passengers back on dry land

The stricken Costa ship has arrived at the Seychelles capital

Passengers are relieved to be on land as the Costa Allegra berthed in the capital of the Seychelles, Victoria.

The cruise liner lost power three days ago when a fire started in the engine room and has been without any power since.

During the time it took the ship to be towed the 200 miles to the island, passengers went without air conditioning, hot food or working toilets.

A full investigation by Italian authorities of what happened will commence immediately.

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According to the BBC News website, Costa Cruises have said that more than half the passengers will remain in the Seychelles at the company’s expense to continue their holiday, with the rest being flown to Rome on chartered planes.

The emergency line for those concerned of British passengers concerned
British passengers who are concerned about the whereabouts of friends and family can contact the emergency line on +44 (0) 20 7940 3300.