Costa cruise ship to be scrapped?

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Cruise ship Costa Allegra, which suffered an engine room fire earlier this year and had to be towed to the Seychelles, has been sold for scrap according to reports in Italy.
Costa had originally been hoping to find a buyer who would keep the 820-passenger vessel in operation, but now say they do not know what its future will be if negotiations with a Turkish shipowner are successful.
Allegra was originally built in 1969 as a container ship but was converted to passenger use and entered service with Costa in 1992. Its decks are named after Impressionist painters, and the ship has a three-deck glass atrium at the stern.
The generator fire in February came just weeks after the Costa Concordia disaster. No-one was injured, but the ship was left without power and was towed to the island of Mahé by a French trawler.

By | 2012-09-01T10:42:45+00:00 1 September 2012|Cruise news, Cruise ships|0 Comments

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