Cruise Ship Engine Room Fire Leaves Ship Adrift Off Italian Coast

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MaritimeBulletin.net reports that a cruise ship was stranded off the coast of Italy after being damaged in a fire.

The ship, the Cruise Astonia, was reportedly damaged in an engine room fire, which was eventually extinguished. The ship retained some power and resumed travel at reduced speed toward its destination. The ship then suffered additional difficulties and was left adrift near the island of Ustica.