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VIDEO: Viking Sky Reaches Port After Air Rescues

By ,   March 25, 2019 ,   Accidents

Viking Sky, which was stranded off Norway’s western coast, reached port with her remaining passengers. 

The vessel airlifted more than half her 900 passengers to safety prior to authorities opted Sunday, March 24, to allow the cruise ship to limp into the nearby Molde with the aid of a towboat.

In a statement on its website on Sunday, Viking Cruises said:

"All passengers and crew are safe, and passengers will be flying home starting tonight. Throughout all of this, our first priority was for the safety and well-being of our passengers and our crew. We would like to thank the Norwegian Redningssentral and the Norwegian emergency services for their support and skill displayed in managing the situation in very challenging weather conditions."

The next sailing of the cruise line, which had been set for Wednesday, March 27, has been canceled.

Passengers described the terror onboard like the pictures from the Titanic.

Some of the 479 travelers who were flown to shore were due to begin flying home on Sunday. Another 436 cruisers and the crew of 458 remained onboard while the ship headed to the port.

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