Thursday, 28 March 2019 16:44

Luxury Cruise Ship safely in port after engines fail during storm in Norway

554 Norway Cruise Ship

 

Luxury Cruise Ship, Viking Sky, arrived safely in port on Sunday after sending out a mayday signal on Saturday due engine failure during a storm. The ship was drifting in rough waters in the Norwegian Sea and came to within 100 meters of land. Rescue services airlifted 479 people, hoisting them one-by-one on to helicopters, before the weather subsided on Sunday and a tow could begin. 900 people were still on board as the ship arrived at the port of Molde on Norway’s west coast. Some 25 passengers were injured in the ordeal, with most suffering only minor injuries. The Viking Sky has a gross tonnage of 47,800 and was delivered to Viking Ocean Cruises in 2017.

 

 

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