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Cruise line: crippled ship to reach land Wednesday
Commpany says crippled cruise ship, towed in Indian Ocean, to reach tiny island Wednesday
By The Associated Press

ROME (AP) ' The Costa Crociere cruise line says the crippled Costa Allegra, being towed by a fishing boat, will reach land on Wednesday, when it arrives at a tiny Seychelles island.

The Italian company said in a statement Tuesday that the Allegra, with 636 passengers and more than 400 crew members, is due to reach Desroches, an exclusive resort island of sandy beaches, a day after the French vessel Trevignon came to its rescue, following a fire-sparked power outage. It also said a helicopter is flying to the Allegra now with food, satellite phones and short-wave radios.

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ROME (AP) ' The Costa Crociere cruise line says the crippled Costa Allegra, being towed by a fishing boat, will reach land on Wednesday, when it arrives at a tiny Seychelles island.

The Italian company said in a statement Tuesday that the Allegra, with 636 passengers and more than 400 crew members, is due to reach Desroches, an exclusive resort island of sandy beaches, a day after the French vessel Trevignon came to its rescue, following a fire-sparked power outage. It also said a helicopter is flying to the Allegra now with food, satellite phones and short-wave radios.


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