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Wreck of the Viking Sky: the ship reaches port

The front of the Norwegian coast that sank off the cruise ship "Viking Sky" has reached without incident the port of the small town of Molde. Previously, 460 people had been flown to the country.

Glimpfliches the end of a dramatic journey: More than 24 hours after the Discontinuation of a distress call the distress cruise ship "Viking Sky has arrived" with hundreds of people on Board safely in a Norwegian port. The "Viking Sky" to put in the afternoon on a Pier in the small town of Molde, to see how the Norwegian television. The approximately 900 remaining people who had stayed overnight on the ship, remained on Board the ship.

coastline with Islands and reefs

The "Viking Sky" was caught on Saturday afternoon in the coastal section of Hustadvika in distress. The ship was on the way from tromsø in Northern Norway to Stavanger in the South, as it dropped a call. There had been problems with the engine. The coast section there is considered dangerous, because there are many small Islands and reefs. In case of strong Wind and waves, the ship drifted to the coast.

The "Viking Sky" was in a dangerous part of the coast in distress at sea and drifted in strong Wind and wave action on the coast.

passengers were shooting a film

on the whole, according to shipping data 915 passengers and 458 crew members on Board the 227-Meter-long ship. Passengers published in Online networks, film, photographs of the interior of the ship. To see, such as chairs, tables and potted plants in the fluctuating ship sliding along the ground. Other Videos show passengers with life vests, awaiting rescue.

After a short time, succeeded to the occupation but to start one of the four engines, the anchor to throw out, and to stabilize the ship as two kilometers off the coast. Then a spectacular rescue operation for the passengers: they were individually taken into a helicopter.

memories of "Titanic"

"I have never experienced something so Frightening," said a passenger after their rescue. "I have prayed for the safety of all people on Board," she said on Norwegian television. Also the flight with the helicopter had been "appalling". "The Wind was like a Tornado."

said another passenger, the Situation had reminded him of the "Titanic". The best word for it is 'surreal,' he said. By metre-high waves had penetrated water in the ship that got knocked down tables, chairs and people. "I have stood by, my wife has sat in front of me and suddenly she was gone. I thought: this is The end."

460 people were on Land,

has been slow. Until the morning, were brought according to rescue 460 people of the Land. For the Rescued, an emergency care center in a gym was set up on the coast. 17 of them were taken to the hospital. Three of the injured suffered apparently severe bone fractures.

In a spectacular rescue operation 460 people with helicopters were brought ashore.

As the German press Agency learned, were also two German women among the passengers, they were 74 and 66 years old. If you have already been fetched in the night of the Board or on the Sunday next to the ship stood, was, according to a spokesman not known. The Red cross stated that many of the passengers were traumatized. Would you care to country psychologically.

On Sunday worked then again three of the four engines of the "Viking Sky", as a spokesman for the forces said. The boat was able to move again under its own power and was escorted by two tugs in the around 80 kilometers away the port of Molde.

the Vikings avoided the area

The "Viking Sky" is operated since 2017 of the Norwegian shipping company Viking Ocean Cruises. The passengers were from 18 countries, mostly from great Britain and the United States. In the approximately 20-Kilometer-long Hustadvika, there were already several Maritime accidents. The Vikings had avoided the area to be carried to their boats instead of Land of Fjord Fjord.

wreck of the "Viking Sky": a ship in port Viking Sky": evacuation directed suspended "for the time being, 24.03.2019 cruise ship with 1300 passengers in distress, 23.03.2019 Atlas |Norway |Oslo

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