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Costa Allegra: 'No contact' from daughter since fire

28 February 2012 Last updated at 09:22 GMT

An Italian cruise ship drifting in the Indian Ocean with more than 1,000 people on board following a power failure, has been taken in tow.

A French fishing vessel is taking the Costa Allegra to a nearby island where passengers will disembark before being transferred to the Seychelles.

The BBC spoke to Jane Thomas, whose daughter Rebecca is working on the Costa Allegra.