Cruise Ship MAYDAY in a STORM | Viking Sky Evacuates 1300 People in Norway

The 749-foot MV Viking Sky cruise ship lost its engines off the coast of Norway in a storm and rough seas. It called a Mayday at 2PM on March 23, 2019, and five helicopters frantically tried to evacuate the 1,300 passengers and crew, while the ship pitched and rolled in its dangerous anchorage. You will see flying debris and water in the ship. The Viking Ocean Cruise ship was being evacuated by the southern Norway rescue service @HRSSorNorge, CHC Helicopters, and Hovedredningssentralen.

As of early on March 24, 2019, air evacuations had ceased with 350 people off the ship. The tugs were in place and towing the ship into port, according to Alexus Sheppard @Alexus309. Alexus was a passenger onboard the vessel and along with Rynn Flynn (@RyanDFlynn11) supplied some of the video.

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Before losing its engines near Hustadvika, Norway, the 749-foot long, 47,800 gross ton cruise ship was on a 12-day cruise from Bergen, Norway to Tilbury on the River Thames in England.


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