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If the dream trip becomes a horror trip
In a storm off the Norwegian coast, the cruise ship "Viking Sky device" with 1373 people on Board in distress. All of the engines fall out. Throughout the night rescue workers with helicopters are used to rescue passengers from the wrecked ship. On Sunday afternoon, the "Viking Sky" and then finally in a Norwegian port; there is debate whether the shipping company has acted irresponsibly is already running. the By Kai Strittmatter Kai Strittmatter

Since 2019 correspondent of the SZ for Scandinavia and the Baltic States, with headquarters in Copenhagen. Born (1965) and grew up Matt fought in the Allgäu. The study of Sinology in Munich, Xi'an and Taipei for a training at the German journalist school in Munich followed. In 1997 Kai Strittmatter was the correspondent of the süddeutsche's newspaper to Beijing to report from China, Taiwan and other countries in the Region. From 2005 to 2012, he was a correspondent in Istanbul, responsible for Turkey and Greece, and then from 2012 to 2018 to return to China. Kai Strittmatter is the author of several books on China, Hong Kong and Istanbul. Most recently, The reinvention of the dictatorship, he published"", in it he describes how China missed the authoritarian state of a digital Update.


The Northern lights Tour is one of the Highlights in the program of Norwegian cruise line "Viking". "You will experience what few others ever experience", advertises the company for the cruise. The Viking Sky, a highly advanced ship, the 2017 stung for the first time in the lake, had on Saturday the majority of the trip already behind. The 915 passengers on Board, mostly Americans and English, had been of sled dogs through the Arctic winter landscape and the Northern lights dancing. Now they were back on the road to the South of Norway. "While the company recommends the picturesque coast of Norway sail along," on their website for this part of the trip, "you will enjoy the Nordic-inspired amenities of the ship. Treat yourself to, for example, a traditional Norwegian waffle."

It all came quite differently. The 228-Meter-long ship ran into a violent storm. The Wind was blowing 38 knots, almost 70 kilometres an hour. The waves towered eight or nine feet high. And at two o'clock in the afternoon, the already troubled passengers of the alarm sirens were alarmed. The machines were down, all of you. The ship drive is now in an uncontrolled manner in the whipped-up sea towards the coast. Ironically, in the area of Hustadvika, one of the ships most dangerous spots in the Norwegian sea: Here there are shoals and reefs, weather permitting, scuba diving here, divers to the wrecks lying on the sea bottom.

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