Cruise ship in distress off Norway’s coast, 900+ still waiting to be evacuated

More than 900 individuals and crew are still aboard the Viking Sky cruise ship over 18 hours because it despatched out a mayday sign following engine failure off Norway’s rocky western coast. Passengers posted dramatic pictures from inside.

The rescue workforce managed to restart three of the vessel’s 4 engines on later Sunday morning and at present the ship is being towed to the port metropolis of Molde. Two tugs are following it, one in entrance, one behind.

Some individuals sustained accidents, and three of them are severe. Seventeen individuals have been hospitalized, in accordance to native authorities. 

Videos from passengers posted on social media present chairs and different furnishings, in addition to a piano, sliding forwards and backwards throughout the ground because the ship is rocked from aspect to aspect due to stormy climate.

The ship was traveling from Bergen, Norway to London. It requested emergency assistance on Saturday because it began to drift in the direction of the rocky western coast of Norway following the engine failure.

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