Costa Cruise Liner will be Demolished

By Curious

Costa Cruises Company's 28,500-ton, 820-guest Costa Allegra, the cruise liner that was adrift in the Indian Ocean for seventy-two hours following an engine room fire in February, is going to be sold for scrap according to news statements from Italy.
The cruise vessel - which is the oldest in the fleet of the Costa Cruise company - has been unused since the accident, that left guest without lights, air-conditioning or working toilets and came just weeks after the Costa Concordia tragedy. Costa Allegra was finally towed to one of the Seychelles' islands by a French trawler vessel.
The cruise company has been tight-lipped about the information of a contract that is currently being contracted with a Turkish company.
It released a statement, telling: “Negotiations with a Turkish shipowner for the sale of the cruise ship Costa Allegra are still in progress. Costa Cruise company isn't aware of the future use of the vessel. That is going to be decided by the new ship owner.”
Costa Cruise Line was reportedly unable to find a buyer that would keep the cruise vessel running, turning to a less lucrative agreement in which the vessel is sold for demolition.
There is also information from another of the line's vessels, Costa Favolosa, where a crew member is still missing and presumed dead after he jumped overboard. Italian press informs that Costa Favolosa skipped the last port in an Eastern Mediterranean sailing after spending 6 hours looking for the woman. Costa Cruise Line has not released a statement concerning the accident.