The Costa Allegra berthed in Hong Kong prior to its maiden voyage to Mumbai, India on May 29, 2006.

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An engine room fire leaves the Costa Allegra without propulsion, authorities say

Its sister ship, the Costa Concordia, shipwrecked last month, killing at least 21

Rome CNN  — 

A large French fishing ship began towing a disabled Italian cruise ship to port early Tuesday – a day after a fire in its engine room left it adrift, the Seychelles Coast Guard said.

The ship, the Allegra, is a sister of the Costa Concordia, which wrecked off the coast of Italy on January 13, killing at least 21 people.

The fire left the Allegra without propulsion, although its communications equipment is intact, the authorities said.

The Allegra’s fire has been put out, and the passengers are all in good health, the authorities said.

The Seychelles is sending a tug, and merchant ships in the area are steaming toward the Allegra, the coast guard said.