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Denmark to send helicopters to the evakueringsaktion

After 17 hours of evacuation in the south-west of Norway sends Denmark is now one of the Armed forces ' rescue helicopters to help.

It informs the Defense on Twitter.

'It must support emergency service, then the norwegians can free own helicopters to the current rescue operation around krydstogtsskibet Viking Sky', writes the Defense on the social media.


the Evacuation began at 14 Saturday, when the big cruise liner filled with mostly australians, britons and americans had engine trouble and was close to the encounter due to in close on the rocks.

the Crew spent 30 minutes to get the anchor to take hold in the seabed. Meanwhile, rescue helicopters sent to the ship, and since 15 people at a time have been evacuated.

In all, there were 1373 people on board. Over 300 are in the time of writing, evacuated. The reports in the Norwegian media VG.

A passenger filmed the Saturday night, how extreme seas was the ship to roll sharply. All the while, showing the video, she tries and the other passengers to hold on and avoid being hit by loose objects and fallen ceilings. Video: Reuters

Early Sunday, was the announcement that the ship had scored once in three out of the four engines, and thus it is on the road in the harbour in the Norwegian town of Molde. The evacuation is in progress still, as you fear, that the engines can put out again.


Video and photos from inside the ship showed Saturdays through how the waves got the ship to swing rapidly from side to side, then the ceiling tiles fell down, and the furniture slid violently around.

17 people have been hospitalized with injuries. At least three of them are in a serious condition. It writes the Norwegian news agency NTB.

rescue personnel are brought in from large areas in order to help. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix

Volunteers in the municipality have embraced the evacuees from the Viking Sky, as well as a lastfartøj, who even got stalling and heel, as it sailed out to assist the cruise ship.

According to NRK jumped several of the crew from the cargo ship in the water to be the mountain of the helicopters, since, according to the authorities is more secure than saving them directly from the ship.

the Viking Sky was Saturday just 100 metres from encountering reason.

It informs the operator by Tender and Tøndelags Losoldermandskab, among other things, stands for navigation, to Bergens Tidende.

Viking Ocean Cruises, which owns the Viking Sky, are reporting in a press release that the planned trip 27. march has been cancelled as a result of the serious incident this weekend.

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