Passengers Rescued from Cruise Ship On Stormy Seas

What should have been a luxury vacation turned into a terrifying nightmare. Engine trouble forced the crew of the Viking Sky cruise ship to send out a mayday signal on Saturday, off the coast of Norway. Rough seas, big waves and high winds made rescuing the 1,373 people on board by boat impossible, so helicopters pulled 479 passengers up one-by-one with winches, according to the Associated Press.

The captain then made the decision to bring the ship and its remaining passengers to shore using its other engines and tugboats on Sunday.

 

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