Engine failure on cruise ship Viking Sky; passengers evacuated by helicopters amid storm at sea

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On 23 March, the Viking Sky, a cruise ship belonging to Viking Ocean Cruises suffered engine failure off the west coast of Norway. The ship was drifting towards land and sent out a mayday distress signal. Multiple ships and helicopters approached the scene and started evacuating the 1,300 passengers. No serious injuries have been reported. Meanwhile, the vessel has been able to restart one of the engines and is now anchored two kilometers from land.

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