"In a days have the rescue with a distressed cruise ship Viking Sky been going on."
"For the pair Bates turned the trip into a nightmare when they had to cling on hyttsängarna."
"– We said ”I love you” to each other several times, telling Danny for the Norwegian PLEASE."
"the Alarm on the distressed cruise ship Viking Sky came at 14 o'clock on the Saturday. "
"Call that ”Extreme Sea”, ”High Waves” and ”Storms” was initially the Norwegian coast guard, who was forced to turn around due to harsh weather in the area."
"instead, set up a number of other vessels and helicopters in the rescue effort. "
"In connection with the harsh winds at around 20 meters per second ended the cruise ship's engines suddenly work, which led to that the ship was close to to go because. "
"”just Got even tiful”"
"on Board were a total of 1 373 people, of whom 915 were passengers from including the Uk, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand."
"the Two of them was 72-year-old Judith Bates and her husband Danny of Houston, the united states."
"For the Norwegian VG she says that the pair already two hours before the crash, saw that the waves became higher and higher and that they felt that the ship became increasingly svårmanövrerat. "
"When the disaster was a fact forced the couple, who have been married for 49 years, to cling around the beds in the cabin while things began to fly around them."
"– When the boat first started rolling, it felt pretty scary, but we thought that it would resolve itself by the fact that we finally would get into a calm fjord where we were protected from the waves. But instead it became just another tiful, "says Judith to PLEASE"
"”I Said love you several times”"
"the Couple took him to a meeting place on board, at the same time as krängningarna became worse. "
"the Ship is tipped, at the same time as a wave crashed over the deck," explains Danny and tells that the crew informed them about the motorproblemen."
"– It was only then that I really got scared, " said Danny while Judith added that they understood that they had major problems and would not be able to get back to his cabin. "
"On the photos and movies published shows how the up to eight meter high waves repeatedly hit against the ship, forced the anchor to control the boat. "
"Finally evacuated the pair Bates from the distressed vessel by jointly hoisted up in the rescue helicopter."
"I think we said ”I love you” to each other a few times," says Danny."
"It was such a relief when they finally pulled us into the helicopter," explains Judith."
"the Couple are right now at a hotel in the Norwegian municipality of Molde, but neither the passports, cellphones or money. Everything is left on the Viking Sky."
"another passenger describes the experience like being on the Titanic. "
" I was in the restaurant when a really big wave washed in and flooded the entire premises. All I saw was legs, arms, water, and table. It was just like the Titanic. I had two men and a woman over me, tell the passenger to PLEASE"
"At 11 o'clock on Sunday, had about half of the passengers evacuated by helicopter."
"a Total of 20 people have been injured, including three seriously, according to several Norwegian media. "
"the Owner of Viking Ocean Cruises, Torstein Hagen, says to VG that he visited several of the evacuated passengers during both Saturday and Sunday. "
"– This is among the worst I have been involved with, " he says to the newspaper. "
"During Sunday continued evacuation efforts, at the same time as the Viking Sky was towed in the direction of the country at a speed of seven knots, when three out of a total of four engines, once again, was in use."
"At 12.30 pm-the time the news came that the ship went for its own power once again. "