Stricken cruise ship repaired, heading to Malaysia

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine coast guard says a cruise ship with 1,000 people on board that was disabled by a fire in waters in the southern Philippines has been repaired and is sailing toward Malaysia.

Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Algier Ricafrente says the Azamara Quest's power and propulsion have been restored. It began moving slowly toward Sandakan late Saturday.

The spokesman says a coast guard vessel is approaching the ship.