Passengers on a cruise off of Norway’s coast took the ride of their lives, but not in the fun way they expected at all.
Police say the cruise ship Viking Sky issued a mayday call Saturday off of Norway’s western coast due to engine problems amid high waves and strong winds.
The ship’s 1,300 passengers and crew had to be evacuated by several helicopters and ships after Norway’s sea rescue agency received the distress signal. Ultimately, 500 were airlifted before the ship was able to be towed to safety.
And now that the ship has safely docked, passengers have been sharing incredible video…and it’s terrifying. Furniture, glass structures, chairs, pretty much everything not tied down, was thrashed around by the rough seas.
Lucky, for the passengers, the cruise line had a highly trained staff, that kept their cool during the scary ordeal.
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