1,300 Passengers Evacuated from Cruise Ship Off Coast of Norway After Engine Problems – See in Videos and Pictures

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The Viking Sky cruise ship was safely docked on Norway’s coast Sunday after a dramatic day of evacuations amid stormy conditions and rocky waters.

Here’s what 1,300 passengers have gone through in pictures and videos.

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Source: FRANK EINAR VATNE/AFP/Getty Images

 

Viking Sky lost  engine power

The ship, Viking Cruise’s “Viking Sky,” sent a distress signal Saturday afternoon local , reporting “engine problems in bad weather,” according to CNN.

In a statement on its website, Viking Ocean Cruises said the ship “experienced a loss of engine power off the coast of Norway near Molde” about 2 p.m. local Saturday.

Rescue teams had airlifted 479 people from the ship after it was left adrift in stormy seas Saturday with 1,300 passengers and crew on board. Passengers disembarked with tales of terrifying conditions, with many having been tossed about by wind and waves for 20 hours after the vessel sent a distress signal.

 

In videos and pictures posted to social media, passengers are seen in life vests clinging to stable parts inside the ship while it is tossed around in stormy weather and rough waves.

Passengers aboard the Viking Sky cruise ship shouted, “We made it,” as the vessel arrived in port on Sunday afternoon, Norwegian state broadcaster NRK reported.

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Source: Svein Ove Ekornesvag, AP

 

These videos will show you what have passengers gone through that day.

 

A member of the rescue crew told Reuters that eight people had suffered minor injuries and that the rescue attempt will take a while, continuing into the night and maybe even into Sunday.

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1,300 Passengers Evacuated from Cruise Ship Off Coast of Norway After Engine Problems - See in Videos and Pictures
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The Viking Sky cruise ship was safely docked on Norway's coast Sunday after a dramatic day of evacuations amid stormy conditions and rocky waters. Here's what 1,300 passengers have gone through in pictures and videos.
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