At least 400 airlifted from cruise ship off Norwegian coast.

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At least 400 people have been airlifted off a cruise ship after it ran into trouble in rough seas off the Norwegian coast.

The Viking Sky lost power and started drifting mid-afternoon yesterday in perilous waters two kilometers off western Norwegian county More og Romsdal, prompting the captain to send out a distress call. There were over 1300 passengers and crew on board. Most of those on board are said to be British or US citizens.

The crew on the vessel today managed to restart three of its four engines and is moving towards the nearest port with the assistance of tugboats.The ship was sailing south from Tromso to Stavanger when engine trouble struck in an area, known as Hustadvika, that has claimed many vessels in the past.

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