Cruise Ship Stranded

Carnival cruise ship passengers trapped on Indian Ocean.
1:18 | 02/27/12

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Kind of deja Vu another carnival cruise ship in distress 1000 people onboard eight of them Americans and they are stranded. The ship isn't water stalked by pirates ABC's -- hos -- following this developing story for us tonight. Fishing boats have just reached the Costa Allegra cruise ship -- It'd been drifting without power more than 200 miles from shore. In an area of the Indian Ocean infested with Somali pirates more than a thousand passengers and crew on board including eight Americans. The commander of the Italian Coast Guard told us they are not necessarily comfortable because the ship only has emergency power on board. But they are safe. The ship left Madagascar are on Saturday it was due in this say shells on Tuesday bought this morning fire broke out and the electrical generator room. The ship's power was knocked out it is the second disaster for the Costa cruise line and by carnival in just six weeks. Who could forget these haunting images when caustic and -- -- -- ran aground hitting 25 people. For now passengers aboard the Costa Allegra are facing nothing more serious than discomfort. But it will be an anxious night. I'm a house and ABC news London.

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