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As the evacuation of the passengers aboard the Viking Sky off the coast of Norway is still ongoing, video footage has emerged of the conditions onboard the cruise liner.

The Viking Sky cruise ship issued a Mayday call when bad weather hit on Saturday and engine problems caused it to start drifting towards the rocky shore. Norwegian Police  said the crew, fearing that the ship would run aground, managed to anchor so that evacuations could take place.

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats are trying to  evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances. Norwegian media reported gusts of up to 38 knots  and waves over 8 metres in an area known for its rough, frigid waters.

 

Via The Guardian