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The cruise ship has reached the port of Molde - was greeted by cheers

the Passengers were greeted by cheers and applause when the cruise ship ”Viking Sky”, la at the pier in Molde on Sunday afternoons. On the ship was the passengers, and waved and cheered back.

"It's fun to see that they are safe now, our friends who we got to know during the past week," says Denise, a passenger who has been evacuated and which was at the dock to meet the ship. It is emotional to see, " she says to NRK.

When the ship la at the port, there were 436 passengers and 458 people from the crew left on board after evacuation efforts.

Representatives from the british, canadian and american embassies were also at the dock to assist their countrymen from the ship with the assistance. Paramedics were also prepared to receive people in need of care.

fly to Oslo tonight at 21.15 where a charter flight to London awaits.

It was after that 479 of the 1373 the passengers lifted up in the helicopters, the rescue was suspended, which was at 13 o'clock on the Sunday. They had then gone on the whole night in the shuttle evacuate the Viking Sky.

Since the morning they had prepared a towing vessel with two tugs, but according to data from the Norwegian maritime rescue coordination centre went on the Viking Sky on their own against Molde, and they had sat helikopterräddningarna on the break.

”Viking Sky” on the way to Molde on Sunday. Photo: Svein Ove Ekornesvåg/NTB/TT

”Viking Sky” was only 100 metres from to go on the basis, according to Aftenposten.

the Ship was two miles from land, when the crew managed to get fixed anchors, but the area is known to be full of cuts and because, " says Einar Knutsen of the Norwegian emergency HRS TT.

– It is quite rough seas out there with high waves, so it can take a long time for the ship to come in towards the land, said Per Fjeld of the Norwegian emergency services to NRK on Sunday morning.

14.00-time on Saturday as the cruise ship sent out a distress call after severe weather had engine problems and drifted into the shallow water.

Rescue who went out to assist the ”Viking Sky” got to turn on because of the waves, and then have the passengers lifted a and a up in helicopters, which can accommodate 15 passengers at a time.

Filmupptagningar from the ship shows the dramatic images where the interior of the ”Viking Sky” far back and forth in the swell.

00:44. Alexus Sheppard was one of the passengers on the distressed cruise ship in Norway. In a video that she posted on Twitter seen the chaos on board the ship.

According to the Norwegian police has 16 of the passengers had to be brought on to the hospital after the rescue from the ship, and the radio NRK said that the three will be seriously injured.

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