|Photo courtesy of the Indian Navy|
Costa Cruises issued a report at 7:30 a.m. EST about the situation on the crippled Costa Allegra. The line said the ship is currently under tow to Mahe, Seychelles and that the situation onboard is stable.
Weather conditions are said to be good. According to Costa, the arrival time of the ship at Mahe on Thursday, March 1, is subject to change according to speed and sea weather conditions. Currently, the line projects the ship's arrival at 9 a.m. Seychelles time (or 1 a.m. EST).
Costa said it's keeping the authorities updated following each contact it has with the ship.
In a later update on Wednesday, members of Costa Cruises’ Care Team reached and boarded Costa Allegra. Team members met with guests to assess their needs upon disembarkation.
On the ship, guests are receiving soft drinks and such cold foods as fruit, cold cuts and cheeses. Fresh bread is being delivered daily via helicopter.
Costa also said mineral water is being provided to guests for their personal hygiene needs.
Costa Allegra lost propulsion earlier this week, after an engine room fire. While the fire was successfully extinguished and none of the guests or crew were injured in the incident, the ship has been unable to sail on its own.
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