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Viking Sky Heads to Port After Passengers' Evacuation

By ,   March 24, 2019 ,   Accidents

Viking Sky, which got into trouble off the coast of Norway is heading to port following the dramatic rescue of hundreds of cruise passengers.

The cruise ship lost power on Saturday, March 23, and sent out a distress signal after she began drifting towards land. Rescuers airlifted 479 people of the 1,373 mostly elderly travelers from Viking Sky in bad weather.

The ship, which regained engine power Sunday morning, March 24, is sailing to Molde Norway accompanied by a pair of supply ships and a tug assist vessel. 436 passengers and 458 crew still remain onboard.

Viking Sky's engines have been restarted and she is heading towards the Norwegian port.

Viking Sky cruise ship

For now, evacuations have been halted but rescuers said they could resume in case the captain deems it necessary.

Among those rescued twenty people suffered injuries. Most of the passengers are said to be British, or United States' citizens.

For other Viking Sky accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.