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15 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:11 GMT+2

March 25, 2019

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Concluded positively the incident to the Viking Sky cruise ship

In same Norwegian waters the crew of the cargo vessel "Hagland Captain" is evacuated

The incident to the Viking Sky cruise ship of the Helvetian Viking Ocean Cruises has been concluded positively yesterday who to hours 14 of saturday, in the bay of Hustadvika in Norway, has allertato the Norwegian coastal administration because mechanical problems had left the unit to the drift without propulsion in the presence of bad conditions meteomarine, difficult situation that she has involved also the cargo vessel Hagland Captain of the Norwegian company Hagland.

From the cruise ship, on which two pilots of the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA are gone up), are evacuated with helicopter 479 passengers, of which 20 hurt. On the ship they have remained 436 passengers and the 458 members of the crew. The unit is assisted by the tug Buoy Heimdal of the Offshore BOA Norwegian and by others two naval means. In the morning yesterday, in the presence of high waves until six meters, the crew of Viking Sky is successful to relight three of the four engines and the ship is directed towards the port of Molde where it has reached hours 4,30 yesterday. The Viking Ocean Cruises company has announced that the previewed departure the day after tomorrow of the ship is cancelled.

While the tug Buoy Heimdal, finished the participation in order to assist the cruise ship, has headed towards the cargo vessel by which while, always with the participation of a helicopter, the nine marine ones were evacuated that they were on board capturing them from the sea where they had been thrown in order to return the operation easier. The lack of crew on the ship has not allowed with means of aid to take to towing the Hagland Captain, from which a part of the cargo, constituted from timber and swarfs of wood, it has fallen in sea. Attempts in order to take to towing the ship are previewed in order today.

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