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1,300 people rescued after Norway cruise ship develops engine problems

1,300 people rescued after Norway cruise ship develops engine problems

Authorities said rescue crews worked through the night on Saturday to rescue 1,300 people stranded on a cruise ship off the west coast of Norway.

Police in the county of More og Romsdal who confirmed the incident said the ship suffered engine problems and all those aboard were being evacuated to shore.

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It was gathered that by Sunday morning, the ship had managed to restart three of its four engines and was attempting to move closer to the nearest port.

Journalists reported that eight people suffered injuries and three of those were thought to be in a serious condition while sea rescue services said the ship was being held steady and the evacuation was ongoing.

MV Viking Sky is a Viking Ocean Cruises ship, which had its maiden voyage in 2017.

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