Helicopters Rescue Norway Cruise Ship Passengers Amid Storm

The Viking Sky issued a mayday call as bad weather hit and engine problems caused it to start drifting toward a rocky shore.

  • Published 23 March 2019

HELSINKI (AP) — Rescue workers off Norway’s western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation. The Viking Sky issued a mayday call as bad weather hit and engine problems caused it to start drifting toward the rocky shore, the Norwegian newspaper VG reported. Police… Read at AP News