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Cruise ship safely arrived in the Norwegian port after large-scale rescue operation
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. Approximately 479 people were helicopter evacuated. Twenty of them were injured, three even serious. Today came the vessel safely in the port of Molde. The nine crew of a second stranded ship near the cruise ship is brought to safety.

According to Norwegian media did three of the four engines of the cruise ship Viking Sky, in the course of the day. The ship continued at a speed of a few knots course to Molde in Norway and arrived there around 16 hours. It was helped by two anchor handling tug supply vessels and a tug boat. The evacuation was previously came to an end. On board, there are still 436 passengers and 458 crew members.

There are 460 passengers to shore, there will be measures taken to bring them home to let them fly. The first to leave already today. 25 people have injury and have care in Norwegian medical centres. Some might already have, according to the spokesman.

The ship with 1. 373 passengers, among whom were 915 passengers and 458 crew members, came in the problems for Hustadvika, a 20-kilometer-long rocky area for the Norwegian coast 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. In the past, there are still ship accidents occurred.

most of The passengers are Americans and British, many on age, but there are, according to Norwegian media also passengers from fourteen other countries. Foreign Affairs will, after contact with the competent services, knowing that there is no reason to believe that there are Belgians on board would have been.

in the Meantime, the Norwegian Viking Ocean Cruise for march 27, planned departure, ‘Scandinavia & the Kiel Canal’, cancelled.


The police of the province of More og Romsdal, in the far north of Norway, said that the Viking Sky yesterday afternoon, a distress signal transmitted. Intention was all the crew of the ship, but that turned out to be not necessary.

The police said earlier that at 1.45 pm on the first 230 passengers were on land. They were housed in an emergency centre in the city Brynhallen, about 500 kilometers north of Oslo. Finally, there are 460 passengers evacuated. 25 of them were injured and were transported to the hospital. Three of them, there would be serious, but not in mortal danger.

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