Tugs, fishing boats tow disabled Costa Allegra towards Seychelles
The Seychelles Coast Guard confirms that a French purse seiner vessel reached the location of the Costa Allegra, and is towing the vessel towards Desroches island.
The Seychelles authorities are making arrangements for the evacuation of passengers to Descroches, and their subsequent transfer to the island of Mahé.
There are also two Seychelles Ports Authority tugs on their way to the vessel’s location, and they are expected to reach the Costa Allegra later. They will be towing the Costa Allegra back to Port Victoria in due course and be will given a protection escort by the Seychelles Coast Guard and the Seychelles People’s Defence Forces Airwing.