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Monday, 27 February 2012

image for Somali pirates tracking stricken cuise liner as new hex strikes Costa Concordia sister-ship
The Costa Allegra blaze is just so spooky

Indian Ocean - "She's now a sitting duck for Somali pirates," a source close to Italian chief coast guard Commander Cosimo Nicastro tweeted this afternoon.

Indeed, the Costa Allegra is in some peril adrift at sea tonight amid fears an 'arsonist poltergeist' has disabled the $500 million cruise ship's electrics room.

1,000 passengers and crew are said to be helpless some 20 miles off Alphonse Island in the Indian Ocean as vital onboard steering mechanisms - such as SatNav and underwater obstacle detectors - remain offline.

Emergency channel messages picked up by Italian coast guards claim the Costa Allegra captain is having to steer 'by intuition alone'.

That's something that his fellow officer, Captain Schettino of the Costa Concordia may soon himself have to defend in a court of law as lawsuits pile up to sue the capsized ship's owners.

"Relax, guys, all our Captains are psychic!" a spokesperson for the American Italian company that owns the ships commented.

An update will follow shortly.

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