The american friends Carolyn Savikas,71, and Mary Ann Rieland, 60, was on board the Viking Sky when the alarm went on the ship and a mayday signal was sent to the redningscentralen.
the Women says to the Norwegian media VG, how they were herded down in the ship's restaurant while the waves pounded against the ship, who came in distress with engine trouble on Saturday, about o'clock, 14 off the coast of the city of Molde.
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- It was tough weather, especially Saturday. We sat and ate lunch, when we heard a terrible bang, says Carolyn Savikas to the newspaper.
On the videos put up on Twitter, you can see how the ship's furniture sweeps from side to side over the floor, and the ceiling falls down. Carolyn Savikas put words on how it was experienced:
the Ship rocked back and forth. The buffet table and skidded down past me and took all the objects and people in its path - all along, she says.
She says, how the water came in through the doors, and that the restaurant was flooded:
- All I saw was arms, water and tables. It was like the Titanic - as the images you have seen from the Titanic. I had two men and a woman over me, she says to VG.
The two american women ended up being let up to the helicopter and rescued in the country. The roses for rescue services:
- We are absolutely speechless about all the love and help that everyone has shown. It we had not reckoned with, they say.