Maritime accident

Croats aboard Italian cruise ship haven't sought help

28.02.2012 u 12:35


Six Croatian citizens are aboard the Italian cruise liner Costa Allegra, which has been towed to one of the Seychelles islands after a fire broke out on the ship on Monday, and none of them has been hurt or sought assistance from the Croatian Foreign Ministry, the ministry said on Tuesday.

The Croatian Embassy in Rome is in contact with the shipowner, the Costa Crociere company, the ministry said.

The ship departed from Madagascar on Saturday and was sailing towards the Seychelles before proceeding to Oman and Egypt.

A fire broke out on Monday morning but was quickly put out, although it damaged the ship's generators. None of the 636 passengers and 413 crew has been injured, the company said.

Costa Crociere is also the owner of the Costa Concordia, the cruise liner that ran aground near the Italian coast in January, when 25 people were killed.