Cruise ship evacuating 1,300 passengers off Norway

NORWAY — About 1,300 passengers and crew members are being evacuated Saturday from a cruise ship off Norway, Norwegian emergency services said.

The Viking Sky cruise ship sent a distress signal due to “engine problems in bad weather,” Borghild Eldoen, a spokeswoman for the Joint Rescue Centre for Southern Norway, told CNN.

About 115 people had been airlifted Saturday and rescue operations will continue through the night and Sunday, Eldoen said.

Eight people were brought ashore with...

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