SAFE AND SOUND

Stranded Viking Sky Cruise Ship Finally Docks in Norway

A Viking Sky cruise ship that suffered an engine malfunction Saturday, forcing the airlift evacuation of hundreds of passengers, finally docked in Norway on Sunday, the Associated Press reports. The ship, which carried 1,373 passengers, originally issued a mayday call after it lost power off the coast of Norway, just over 300 feet from a rocky shore. To avoid hitting the rocks, the ship anchored. About a third of the passengers, at least 17 of whom were injured, were evacuated one-by-one by helicopter Saturday night; the ship was then towed by tugboats to a nearby bay where more people were rescued. But as weather calmed, officials decided to bring the ship to Molde, where it was successfully towed in at about 11:30 a.m. EST.