A handout photograph shows the cruise liner Costa Allegra drifting ...
Feb 28th, 2012
(Reuters) - A handout photograph shows the cruise liner Costa Allegra drifting in the Indian Ocean after an engine room fire February 27, 2012. The Costa Allegra, owned by the same company as the capsized Costa Concordia, was being towed by a French fishing ship on February 28, 2012 to Desroches Island, about 230 km (145 miles) southwest of Mahe, the main island in the Seychelles. Picture taken February 27, 2012. REUTERS/Indian Navy/Handout (SEYCHELLES - Tags: SOCIETY DISASTER TRAVEL) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS -
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