The Viking Sky cruise ship docked safely in Molde, Sunday, after a large-scale operation was carried out to evacuate passengers from the vessel after it suffered engine failure during a storm.
Around 500 of the roughly 1,300 people on board were reportedly airlifted by helicopter from the vessel off the western Norwegian coast on Saturday.
The ship sent a distress signal due to «engine problems... Еще in bad weather,» prompting Norway's sea rescue agency to start rescue operations.
Five helicopters and a number of ships took part in the operation.
Three of the ship's four engines were re-started, allowing it to reach the port of Molde accompanied by a number of tug vessels.
The MV Viking Sky was originally heading from the northern port of Tromso to the coastal southern city of Stavanger.
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