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Cruise Ship Adrift Off Seychelles
Voice of America ^ | Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 10:55 am

Posted on 02/27/2012 9:52:41 AM PST by FoxPro

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 been no reports of injuries.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.voanews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: costaallegra; cruise; cruiselines; indianocean; maritime; prematureevacuation
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To: Former Proud Canadian

“The pirates are on their way.”
Do you mean the lawyers?


21 posted on 02/27/2012 10:14:17 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

“The pirates are on their way.”
Do you mean the lawyers?


22 posted on 02/27/2012 10:14:17 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: dfwgator

“I heard that she sells seashells by the seashore in Seychelles.”

Brilliant!!! Thank you for the good laugh.


23 posted on 02/27/2012 10:16:45 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Cicero
My travel agent just informed me Costa Cruise Line is owned by Carnival Cruise Line. I think that explains a lot.

On the flip side, if the cost of an Italian cruise sinks low enough, Arrivederci! I wonder if I can FReep from the ship?

24 posted on 02/27/2012 10:17:14 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Farmer Dean

Pirates won’t attack lawyers....it’s called “Professional Courtesy.”


25 posted on 02/27/2012 10:17:59 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

Buzzards won’t eat dead lawyers,same reason.


26 posted on 02/27/2012 10:19:55 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: FoxPro

Another ship from the same company? Wow, their value just plummeted even more.


27 posted on 02/27/2012 10:22:06 AM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: liberalh8ter

Yes, you can FReep from the cruise ship, but internet minutes are expensive!!

I’ve been on Carnival Splendor twice. Looks like it’s becoming a bad luck ship, but I enjoyed both trips & didn’t have any untoward experiences.


28 posted on 02/27/2012 10:23:02 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Da Coyote

You can see the center of boyancy on the Costa Concordia. At least you can see one side of it...


29 posted on 02/27/2012 10:27:29 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Twotone
I did a Carnival Cruise once. Yikes! Perhaps they've improved but the ship was dirty, the food was lousy and the service was mediocre. I spent the entire cruise avoiding the wine steward from my first night's dining. He called my room incessantly despite being told to stop. Not even a complaint to the concierge could stop that guy.
30 posted on 02/27/2012 10:29:16 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Cicero

Also, frankly, those cruise ships look extremely top-heavy to me.


It’s crazy all the money wasted on maritime engineers and expert ship builders, when we have your eyeballs to rely upon!


31 posted on 02/27/2012 10:35:13 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: saganite
Probably called for a helo to off lift him to the shore. He can see much better from up there. I saw a program on one of the discovery/history channels yesterday after the one that hit the rocks. That captain was ordered back on the vessel and refused to go back. Claimed he could see better from the SAFETY of the life boat. He should be hung. NO CAPTAIN leaves before all living persons are OFF that vessel.
32 posted on 02/27/2012 10:36:27 AM PST by RetiredArmy (POLITICIANS: Promise the moon. Deliver the shaft.)
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To: Allegra

Is this one of your boats?


33 posted on 02/27/2012 10:36:27 AM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Having a 14.5×114mm means never having to say “I’m sorry.....”


34 posted on 02/27/2012 10:37:27 AM PST by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: liberalh8ter
Carnivale is the bottom of the barrel.
35 posted on 02/27/2012 10:38:41 AM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: liberalh8ter

Our family went on a Princess cruies to Alaska and it was awesome. Carnival also had a ship that we saw at Juneau. Our ship was pretty quiet with a mellow crowd and the Carnival ship was full of people hooting and hanging off of their balconies as they passed us. One of the crew told us that it was the same company as Princess but a world apart and that Carnival passengers are notorious for just wanting to party. We were on the Diamond Princess and we were happy with everything and I would go again if I could.


36 posted on 02/27/2012 10:42:54 AM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: FoxPro

“Hello, Costa Cruises? Um, what are your policies on cancellations?”

}:-)4


37 posted on 02/27/2012 10:45:55 AM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: Da Coyote

“The ships may look top heavy, but as long as the center of bouyancy is above the center of gravity, the thing is stable - the greater the distance, the better, of course.

Note to Obama...you’ll have to study around 100 years or so to understand these concepts - if ever.”

Hey! If BO wants to change the laws of thermodynamics all he has to do is issue an executive order, right? :>)


38 posted on 02/27/2012 10:46:44 AM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: Repeat Offender

You left out Butt-Pirates!


39 posted on 02/27/2012 10:47:57 AM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: FoxPro

The captain just made port in Madagascar with his lifeboat and he assured the waiting press that everything is “under control” with respect to the Costra Allegra still out at sea. The captain than hailed a cab and hastily made his departure.


40 posted on 02/27/2012 10:49:30 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 73 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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