Stranded cruise passengers finally arrive at port
A CRIPPLED Costa cruise ship with over 1,000 people onboard has finally arrived at the capital of the Seychelles after three days at sea without power.
A French tuna fishing boat towed the stricken Costa Allegra towards the port in Victoria today, where a line of ambulances, a Red Cross medical team and a fleet of small buses awaited its arrival.
The ship is owned by the company whose giant liner Concordia smashed into rocks off Italy last month.
Allegra suffered an engine-room fire which knocked out the ship's main power supply on Monday, disabling the engines in waters prowled by pirates.
A team from Costa Cruises boarded to make arrangements for passengers and crew.