Cruise history and cruise liner history.
The COSTA ALLEGRA’s ordeal at sea. Forty hours with no electricity. Carnival Corp had major fire at sea in 2010.
CARNIVAL CORP’S COSTA CURSE – Hundreds of passengers adrift in Indian Ocean after blaze takes out engine room of another Costa Cruises ship. Eight Americans are aboard another poorly run Carnival Corp cruise ship. Is the US Congress doing anything to regulate US owned cruise companies and protect American passengers? Or is the US government just bought off by the cruise industry?
A crippled cruise ship owned by USA based Carnival Corp’s Costa Cruises, whose giant liner was wrecked off Italy last month, is being towed by a French tuna boat to the main island in the Seychelles, its owners said Tuesday.
An engine room fire on the Costa Allegra knocked out the ship’s main power supply in the Indian Ocean Monday, leaving it adrift with more than a thousand people on board in waters vulnerable to pirate attacks.
The ship’s Italian owner, Costa Cruises, a unit of U.S. cruise line giant Carnival Corp, said a plan to tow it to the nearer island of Desroches had been aborted because it would have been harder to moor and disembark the passengers there.
Carnival Corp’s history of fires at sea. The CARNIVAL SPLENDOR was stranded offshore with 4,500 passengers and crew in 2010. The Carnival Cruises ship had to be towed to San Diego in a nightmareish ordeal – with no air conditioning, hot water or telephone service. Carnival Splendor was 200 miles south of San Diego when an engine room fire cut its powers.
The Trevignon, a deep sea trawler which sails the oceans for tuna from the Atlantic port of Concarneau, is pulling the Costa Allegra, a vessel many times its size, on a 400-meter cable at a speed of only about six knots, the Trevignon’s skipper Alain Dervout told his local French newspaper, Ouest-France.