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The Costa Allegra Cruise ship is towed in the Victoria's harbor, Seychelles Island, Thursday, March 1, 2012. The disabled cruise ship arrived in port in the island nation of the Seychelles on Thursday morning after three days at sea without power. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Passengers leave crippled cruise ship

January 1, 1970

Hot and tired passengers disembarking from a disabled cruise ship Mar. 1 in the Seychelles said they had prepared to abandon ship when fire broke out in the engine room three days ago, leaving the vessel adrift in waters prowled by pirates.