Just over a month after one of the worst cruise ship disasters in recent memory, another luxury liner, the Costa Allegra, is now floating helplessly without power in the Indian Ocean. 636 passengers, including 8 U.S. citizens, and 413 crew remain onboard awaiting rescue.
Costa Cruises, the same company responsible for the tragic sinking of the Costa Concordia in January, is also the owner of the now-crippled Costa Allegra. According to Carnival Cruises, parent company to Costa, a blaze in the engine room is responsible for knocking out power to the ship. The cruise operator insists that there have been no injuries or deaths as a result of the most recent accident.
In contrast, the sinking of the Costa Concordia last month resulted in the deaths of 32 people and injury to hundreds more.
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