the Cruise ship Viking Sky with 1,300 people on board, was at 14 o'clock on the Saturday engine trouble in heavy weather on the coast Hustadvika in the middle of Norway, and began to drive towards the land when they sent out a distress signal.
According to the emergency services got to the ship hold with the anchor, and later on in the time a motor. At the 23-time worked three of the four engines, reports NRK.
"I'm sorry but we can't give any comments for the moment," says a person on the vessel shipping company Viking Cruises to DN.
in difficult weather conditions with strong winds and high waves to evacuate all on board. Each helicopter can take up to 15 to 20 passengers and all passengers are hoisted one at a time up from the ship's deck. On Twitter announced the Norwegian search and rescue authorities that all on board were considered to be secure.
the evacuation efforts are expected to to last the whole night. Sweden has approached Norway, and offered help if needed.
– It is very bad weather and high waves, but we have experienced people working with the evacuation, so we feel confident that they will perform a good job, " says Einar Knudsen of the Norwegian search and rescue authorities to DN.
01-the time had 199 people have been taken in the country. According to the NRK shall ten of them to be injured, including three seriously injured. All were taken to hospital.
However, from the Norwegian räddningssällskapet alerted out but turned back because of bad weather and your own safety, writes the Norwegian räddningssällskapet on Twitter. Even the larger boats were sent to tow the vessel to the port of Molde and they were expected to arrive during the night.Fraktbåten Hagland Captain. Photo: Svein Ove Ekornesvag/AFP
from the fraktbåten Hagland Captain with nine people on board were in the vicinity of the cruise ship. Two helicopters were, according to the search and rescue team diverted to evacuate people in the fraktbåten, which was at anchor.
Five people on the freighter jumped at the 22-time in the water to be picked up by rescue helicopters and at 23.30 had all on board evacuated, reports NRK.
When DN reached the police in Møre and Romsdal at 21 o'clock on the Saturday night, there were no data on Swedish passengers on board the cruise ship.
"We have no information about it, but we have not had the capacity to go through the whole list right now," says operationsledare Tove Anita Asp.
on Board the Viking Sky are many tourists, mainly from Britain and the united states. Evacuated passengers were brought to the various evacuation centers, particularly hotels in Molde and Kristiansund.Image 1 of 2 Passengers who have been evacuated from the ship, the Viking Sky. Photo: Odd Roar Lange/NTB Scanpix via AP Slide 2 of 2 Frozen passengers get food and blankets. Photo: Odd Roar Lange/NTB Scanpix via AP Slideshow