THIS is Why We Will Never Go on a Cruise!!!

March 25, 2019

Passengers aboard the Viking Sky cruise ship shouted, "We made it," as the vessel arrived in port yesterday afternoon.

Rescue teams had airlifted 479 people from the ship after it was left adrift in stormy seas Saturday with 1,300 passengers and crew on board. Passengers disembarked with tales of terrifying conditions, with many having been tossed about by wind and waves for 20 hours after the vessel sent a distress signal. 

The Viking Sky, which regained engine power yesterday morning, sailed to Molde harbor accompanied by two supply ships and one tug assist vessel. There were 436 guests and 458 crew still remaining on board. 20 people who sustained injuries in the incident were being treated at medical facilities in Norway, or had already been discharged.

The Norwegian Red Cross, which was treating passengers from the ship at an evacuation center in Hustadvika, said that they were seeing injuries including bruising, broken bones and cuts. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg thanked rescue workers and volunteers who had helped respond to what she called a "dramatic day" for passengers aboard the vessel.