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« on: March 23, 2019, 04:39:28 pm »

Viking Sky imo 9650420 has sent out distress call.

the ship has only one engine running in stormy waters just outside the Norwegian coast.

1300 people will be evacuatet.

https://www.nrk.no/
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 05:02:56 pm »

The distress call was made about 4 hours ago (13 GMT).

the passengers and crew will be evacuated by helicopter. there are 5 helicopers taking part.

the ship has one engine and anchor is used to hold the ship.

the waves are 6 to 8 meters high. the wind is strong gale with strong windgust.

tugs are on the way.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2019, 06:20:16 pm »

BBC report says 10m waves and too rough for lifeboats https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47680055
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2019, 06:35:31 pm »

Hagland Captain imo 9521356 in close vicinity sent out a distress call at 18 GMT.

It has lost power with a crew of 9. is has also lost deck cargo of timber.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2019, 07:34:34 pm »

The rescue center has reported at 1920 GMT that the captain of Hagland Captain has asked for the crew to be evacuated. The ship has no power but they have dropped anchor.

so far about 115 people have been evacuated from Viking Sky.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2019, 07:47:32 pm »

Hagland Captain has now reported they do not have to be evacuated
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2019, 09:35:54 pm »



Crew members from Hagland Captain have jumped overboard to be rescued by helicopter.
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2019, 10:22:35 pm »


Viking sky has three engines running now

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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2019, 11:54:08 pm »

Now imagine all this in the middle of the Atlantic,, in one video one can see not even chairs and flower pots secured !!!
https://www.rbnett.no/nyheter/2019/03/23/Se-passasjerenes-egne-videoer-fra-skipet-18723991.ece?fbclid=IwAR0QbBY1CpEVOWSRhBgJmkYcyhveudRgZJICbh6qJ3Wbt8xQXAFMXTNgLeY
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NOW!!!,,,if we could get rid of the sailors,,how safe shipping would be !!!!!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2019, 12:26:50 am »

Must be really boring to wait for evacuation for these passengers posting videos and photos on social media in the meantime Huh
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2019, 11:32:03 am »

VIKING SKY being currently towed to Molde by Ocean Response (imo 9616163 ), Vivax (imo 9429546 ) and Normand Ranger (imo 9413432), giving ETA 20:00 LT
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2019, 02:55:24 pm »

Viking Sky underway with own power ( 4 kn), 3 tugs only stand by, not towing.
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2019, 07:08:48 pm »

under towline of the Ocean Response (imo 9616163 )
https://twitter.com/i/status/1109732145067630592
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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2019, 07:51:11 pm »

REALLY close to disaster. Mighty rescue-effort, proud of that.


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« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2019, 08:21:21 pm »

Low oil levels blamed for engines shut down.  Engine monitors detected insufficient lubricating oil and shut down engines to prevent damage.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47727267
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