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.
#vikingsky map speaks for itself, had the ship not been able to secure anchors and get engine powered again it would be a costa concordia scenario all over again. Situation better now and winds should ease later on pic.twitter.com/6Zi31kTVjO
— Magic Bullet Biotech (@magicbulletbio) March 23, 2019
Viking Sky Incident:
– Viking Sky, a cruise ship carrying 1,300 people, suffered engine failure near Norway earlier today
– At least 8 hurt
– 115 people evacuated so far
– There are strong winds and rough seas as rescue missions continuepic.twitter.com/Epl58mTqUg
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) March 23, 2019
— Alexus Sheppard 🏳️🌈 (@alexus309) March 23, 2019
Helicopter video from the evacuation of 1,300 passengers from the Viking Sky cruise ship off the coast of Norway. The vessel has been able to restart one of the engines and is now anchored two kilometres from land. https://t.co/tUBm6A04pN pic.twitter.com/BzRDcX9fuJ
— Breaking Aviation News (@breakingavnews) March 23, 2019
Helicopters continuing to evacuate passengers from the #VikingSky, which is suffering engine issues off the Norwegian coast. Rough seas and high winds making evacuation difficult.
Tracking in the area: https://t.co/9LOL4JaCjD
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) March 23, 2019