The passengers of the stricken ship Costa Allegra finally began to disembark their ship in the Seychelles, where it was towed, after it was adrift for days with no power, electricity or water after a fire broke out in the engine room disabling the entire ship. 627 passengers had been forced to sleep on the decks of the ship as it drifted with no electricity for air conditioning in the stifling heat.
In yet another blow to the Costa Crociere SpA cruise line a second of their vessels is in the news for its disablement. This time there were no fatalities aboard the Costa Allegra which suffered a fire in its engine room. The 1,000 passengers and crew are safe aboard the ship that is without power after the fire occurred on Monday. “The shipboard fire-extinguishing system and emergency procedures were activated promptly and special fire-fighting squads extinguished the fire,” the company said in a statement released.
A 32 year old Texas man was diving at Rottnest Island off of Australia's western coast when he was attacked by a great white shark, according to police Sgt. Greg True.
He was diving with two friends in the water at the time of the attack. His nearby friends noticed a lot of air bubbles then a plume of blood rise to the surface. They were able to get him to shore but he died of his injures shortly after.
Experts say his injuries and the bite pattern are consistent with a great white attack.
This attack is the second one in less than two weeks near Perth, Australia.
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen has accused Pakistan's intelligence agency, the ISI, of helping the Pakistani based Haqqani terrorist network.
The military head of America's Armed Forces also had the following statements:
"The Haqqani network... acts as a veritable arm of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Agency," Adm Mike Mullen told a Senate panel.
"With ISI support, Haqqani operatives planned and conducted a truck bomb attack [on September 11], as well as the assault on our embassy," said Adm Mullen.
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**Update: The ferry was the MV Spice Islander and it began sinking at about 1am local time, four hours after it left Zanzibar. In addition to the passengers, it was also carrying motor vehicles, bags of food, cement and other building materials.**
A ferry that was overloaded has capsized killing at least 200 so far, and over 600 have been rescued so far off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean near Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Many of those found dead so far have been children.