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The Costa Allegra protected by French and Italian soldiers against pirates (Maj)

(B2) The Costa Allegra, this cruise ship of the Costa company, which drifts off the Seychelles after a fire in the engine room, is doubly protected against the risk of piracy.

On board the cruise ship is in fact a team of Italian soldiers from the San Marco regiment. A rule now for any ship flying the Italian flag which cruises in a risk zone. And on board the two Breton tuna boats, the Talenduic and the Trevignon, which came to the ship's rescue to tow it to Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles, there is an onboard protection team of seven French marines from Lorient. . The Seychelles Coast Guard stands ready to take over. And the boat is regularly observed in the air by maritime patrol planes. That should be enough...

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).