The Viking Sky has arrived safely in the Norwegian port city of Molde. Viking Cruises has announced that the next 12-day cruise of the Viking Sky has been cancelled. This would start on March 27 (with overnight stay) from Amsterdam.
The Viking Sky cruise ship from Viking Cruises got into trouble on the west coast of Norway on Saturday afternoon and issued an emergency signal. A rescue operation has been started to remove the 1.300 passengers and crew members. Helicopters and ships from the Norwegian coastguard are on site to provide assistance. The Viking Sky is said to have problems with the propulsion, which initially made it seem to be drifting towards the coast. The ship was then able to drop anchor under severe weather conditions with strong winds and waves of 8 to 9 meters.
Viking Cruises: “Our first priority was the safety and health of our passengers and crew members. We would like to thank the Norwegian Rescue Central and the Norwegian emergency services for their help and ability to manage the situation under very severe weather conditions. We also want to thank the locals who have been very supportive and hospitable all the time ”.
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