the Situation on the Norwegian, distressed cruise ship Viking Sky was 'very scary'.
It tells an american couple, who are among the 262 evacuees from the ship to the Norwegian media VG.
- It was pretty scary, as the ship began to pour, but we thought that the problem would probably be fixed. That the vessel would be brought into a calm fjord, where we could be protected from the waves. But that is how it was not. It was really scary at last, says the 72-year-old Judith Bates.
VG met her and her husband, 72-year-old Danny Bates, at a hotel in Molde on Saturday night. They have no passport, phone or money on themselves, when they had to leave everything on the Viking Sky.
on Saturday afternoon the police in Møre and Romsdal message that a cruise ship had problems at Hustadvika.
Since have the helicopters been in the process of evacuating a total of 1373 persons on board. 915 people are passengers.
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Danny and Judith Bates says that they are already two hours before the ship had problems, noticed that the waves were high, and that the boat had poor propulsion.
the Couple clinging to their beds in their cabin, while the ship began to gravitate more and more.
finally went the alarm, and the ship's passengers met at a focal point.
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- the Ship poured, a door opened, and the water from the water a wave came in on the deck, says Danny Bates to VG.
It was at that moment that we understood that the ship was really in danger. Until then, we thought that the problem would be solved and we could get back to our cabin. But when we realized that it would not end well, adds Judith Bates.
When the crew indicated that the ship's engines were out of operation, increased the fear further.
the Couple was evacuated by a helicopter on Saturday night.
rescue personnel stand clear on the country. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
- It was very scary. I think we said 'I love you' to each other many times, says Danny Bates to VG, and adds, that it was a great relief to be evacuated.