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Stranded Italian Cruise Ship Arrives in Seychelles Port

Posted March 1st, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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A crippled Italian cruise ship has arrived at a port in the Seychelles after three days in the Indian Ocean without power. The Red Cross set up to greet the more than 1,000 people on board the Costa Allegra who endured sweltering heat without air conditioning, lights or communication. The ship lost power and became […]

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Stranded Italian Cruise Ship Expected in Port Thursday

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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A crippled Italian cruise ship that has been floating adrift in the Indian Ocean is expected to arrive at the main port in Seychelles on Thursday. Officials in Seychelles say planes are prepared to fly the 1,000 passengers back to Rome shortly after the ship arrives in port. The Costa Allegra is now being towed […]

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Stranded Italian Cruise Ship Being Towed to Seychelles

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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A crippled Italian cruise ship that had been floating adrift off the coast of Seychelles is now being towed by a French fishing boat to a nearby island. Officials said it will take until Wednesday for the Costa Allegra to reach land. The ship lost power and became stranded in the Indian Ocean Monday after […]

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Stranded Italian Cruise Ship Being Towed to Seychelles

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 4:03 am (UTC-5)
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A crippled Italian cruise ship that had been floating adrift off the coast of Seychelles is now being towed by a French fishing boat to a nearby island. Officials said it will take until Wednesday for the Costa Allegra to reach land. The ship lost power and became stranded in the Indian Ocean Monday after […]

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Cruise Ship Adrift Off Seychelles

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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An Italian cruise ship with about 1,000 people on board is reported to be adrift off the coast of Seychelles. The Italian coast guard said Monday the Costa Allegra is drifting in the Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and the Seychelles islands. Officials say a fire on board caused the ship’s engines to fail. There have […]

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Eight More Bodies Found on Stricken Italian Cruise Ship

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian divers have discovered eight more bodies on the Costa Condordia, the cruise ship that last month ran around and capsized off the Italian coast. Among the discoveries was the body of a five-year-old Italian girl. It is now confirmed that 25 people died in the cruise ship disaster. Seven people remain missing and are […]

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Workers Begin Removing Fuel From Italian Shipwreck

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Salvage workers have begun pumping fuel from the cruise ship that ran aground last month off the coast of Italy. Italian officials say it will take 28 consecutive days of pumping to empty the 15 fuel tanks. Since the Costa Concordia ran aground on January 13, there have been fears of fuel leaks and resulting […]

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Workers Begin Removing Fuel From Italian Shipwreck

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Salvage workers have begun pumping fuel from the cruise ship that ran aground last month off the coast of Italy. Italian officials say it will take 28 consecutive days of pumping to empty the 15 fuel tanks. Since the Costa Concordia ran aground on January 13, fears have swirled about fuel leaks and resulting contamination […]

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Wrecked Cruise Ship Salvage May Take Months

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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The owners of a shipwrecked cruise liner say it may take seven to 10 months to remove the overturned vessel from an Italian coastline. U.S.-based Carnival Corporation says it has contacted 10 firms to submit plans for the job. Carnival plans to make a decision by the end of next month on which company will […]

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Wrecked Cruise Ship Salvage May Take Months

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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The owners of a shipwrecked cruise liner say it may take seven to ten months to remove the overturned vessel from an Italian coastline. U.S. based Carnival Corporation says it has contacted ten firms to submit plans for the job. Carnival plans to make a decision by the end of next month on which company […]

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