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Costa Allegra passenger ship on fire

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Old 27th February 2012, 15:16
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Costa Allegra passenger ship on fire

CRUISESHIP Costa Allegra is adrift in the Indian Ocean after a fire broke out around 260 miles off the Seychelles, according to a report from Rome rescue centre. The blaze is said to have been extinguished.Owner Costa Cruises...
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Old 27th February 2012, 15:44
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Got to be 3rd one, never will I set foot on a Costa.
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Old 27th February 2012, 15:55
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Costa Allegra

What i would like to known were then water tight door open at the time of the fire ?????
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Old 27th February 2012, 16:01
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BBC linky
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17183134
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Old 27th February 2012, 16:21
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Just saw it on CBC Canada AM news. Electrical fire under control but vessel dead in water. Rescue vessels/tugs en route. Approx 1000 on board. Just what Costa didn't need. Don't think I will be using their cruises. On the positive side apparently no injuries. John L.
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Old 27th February 2012, 16:31
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If one counts the Costa Europa hitting the pier at Sharm el-Sheik two years ago then this is the 'third'.

Costa Allegra (aka MS Allegra because it is operated separate to the main fleet) is anything but a new ship. The hull is 33 years old but the superstructure was rebuilt in 1990, entering service in 1992.
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Old 27th February 2012, 17:10
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Did you hear about the cruise passengers being robbed at gun point on their tour bus in Mexico. Carnival said they would reinburse them for the items that were taken from them. There went my two Rolex watches I always wear ashore.
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Old 27th February 2012, 17:17
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More news here:

http://gcaptain.com/costa-cruise-shi...chelles/?40859
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Aw gawd, here we go again.
Please Costa, change your name.
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Please Costa, change your name.
How about White Star ?...... probably not such a good idea..
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Old 27th February 2012, 18:37
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If one counts the Costa Europa hitting the pier at Sharm el-Sheik two years ago then this is the 'third'.

Costa Allegra (aka MS Allegra because it is operated separate to the main fleet) is anything but a new ship. The hull is 33 years old but the superstructure was rebuilt in 1990, entering service in 1992.
In fact she was built in 1969 so that makes the hull 43 years old!
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from Equasis web site

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Name of ship : COSTA ALLEGRA (since 01-09-1990)
Call Sign : ICRA
MMSI : 247816000
Gross tonnage : 28597 (during 1992)
DWT : 6968
Type of ship : Passenger (Cruise) Ship (since 01-11-1992)
Year of build : 1969
Flag : Italy (since 01-11-2000)
Status of ship : In Service/Commission (since 05-01-2004)
Last update : 14-02-2012
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Old 27th February 2012, 18:47
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In fact she was built in 1969 so that makes the hull 43 years old!
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You are correct sir - My error!
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Old 27th February 2012, 20:23
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From Italian Press:

The Italian Coastguard are coordinating operations and have put out request to identify other vessels that may be able to divert.
Two French flagged tugs from the Seychelles are en route - ETA midnight and 04:00 CET.

The weather and sea conditions are good. Wind F4, gusts up to 25 knots with intermittent rain.

The Ship carries a team of Italian Marine riflemen from the Regiment San Marco engaged on anti-piracy service.
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Old 27th February 2012, 21:04
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How about White Star ?...... probably not such a good idea..
Better build it in a Car Park in Mexico Tom
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Old 27th February 2012, 21:34
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Conversion

Have I got the wrong one, or was Costa Allegra converted from a Johnson Line containership?
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Old 27th February 2012, 22:27
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"Aw gawd, here we go again."

My thoughts precisely
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Old 27th February 2012, 22:33
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Have I got the wrong one, or was Costa Allegra converted from a Johnson Line containership?
Correct. Not the only containership conversion - Cunard Countess and Cunard Princess were also containership conversions.
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Old 27th February 2012, 22:40
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she was the ex annie johnson roddie rgds kev.
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Old 27th February 2012, 22:54
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Correct. Not the only containership conversion - Cunard Countess and Cunard Princess were also containership conversions.
Also - Costa Allegra's sister, Costa Marina started life as the container ship MS Axel Johnson.
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Old 27th February 2012, 23:08
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Does Allegra have diesel electric machinery as per newer Costa ships?
Reported generator fire may in fact be main engine.
I note that it was re-engined when converted containers>cruises.
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Old 27th February 2012, 23:28
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Update to #14
The two French vessels are trawlers, one has already arrived. They are apparently trying to assist with getting some sort of jury rig power supply.
The tugs are not due to arrive for a few hours yet.

The Italian press are also pointing out that the 'riflemen' are from the same unit as those who accidentally shot some fishermen the other day - The press are the same all over - anything for a gory story.
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Old 28th February 2012, 03:26
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Correct. Not the only containership conversion - Cunard Countess and Cunard Princess were also containership conversions.
Cunard Countess built in Denmark and fitted out in Italy in 1976.
In1996 sold to Awani Cruises becoming Awani Dream 11.
Subsequently bought by Royal Olympic Cruises for whom she currently sails as their Olympic Countess.
Worked with her in the early 1990's when she cruised out of San Juan, PR.
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Old 28th February 2012, 03:31
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Cunard Countess was a "purpose built" cruise ship for Cunard.

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