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Cruise ship in distress to the coast of Norway sail again, but rescue efforts continue: nearly 300 people evacuated
A cruise ship yesterday in a storm in the problems come for the coast of Norway after the engines out. A large, difficult rescue operation has been launched and is still underway. Nearly 300 people were in the meantime with a helicopter evacuated. Sixteen of them were injured. Three people are even seriously wounded. Meanwhile, the ship sails again, though very slowly. The nine crew of a second stranded ship near the cruise ship is brought to safety.

According to Norwegian media, three of the four engines of the cruise ship Viking Sky again. The ship with a speed of a few knots course to Molde in Norway. It gets the assistance of two tugs. Three search and rescue helicopters convert meanwhile the evacuations uninterrupted on.

The ship with 1. 373 passengers, among whom were 915 passengers, ran into trouble for Hustadvika, a 20-kilometer-long area in front of the Norwegian coast that is known as the most dangerous of the country. In the area of the earth, a storm that creates strong wind and high waves. It is dangerous to engine problems to have in these waters, where many reefs are, said the rescue services.

The maritime rescue service reported that the craft in the direction of country lane and a distress signal sent. All the crew of the ship, but that might take a long time. The police reports that so far, at five o'clock last night, approximately 300 people have been evacuated.


The evacuation of the mainly British and American passengers will be hampered by the bad weather. The waves are six to eight metres high and the wind is blowing hard. On social media images that show how the furniture on the deck from one side to the other scroll and a piece of ceiling on the heads of a few passengers.

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