Cruise ship evac­u­ated off Nor­way’s coast

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - News -

Res­cue work­ers off Nor­way’s western coast rushed to evac­u­ate 1,300 pas­sen­gers and crew from a dis­abled cruise ship by he­li­copter on Saturday, winch­ing them one-by­one to safety as heav­ing waves tossed the ship from side to side.

The Nor­we­gian news­pa­per VG said the Vik­ing Sky cruise ship is­sued a may­day call as bad weather hit Saturday and en­gine prob­lems caused it to start drift­ing to­ward the rocky shore. Po­lice in the county of Mo­ere og Roms­dal said the crew, fear­ing the ship would run aground, an­chored it in Hus­tad­vika Bay, be­tween the cities of Ale­sund and Trond­heim.

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