(HELSINKI, Norway.) JUST IN: Norwegian newspaper VG said the Viking Sky cruise ship has run into propulsion problems as strong winds and heavy seas hit coastal regions Saturday.1400: Hustadvika as evacuation underway for 1,300 passengers #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Mar.23: Police say a cruise ship with engine problems has sent a mayday call off Norway’s western coast and is making plans to evacuate its 1,300 passengers: Norwegian newspaper VG said the Viking Sky cruise ship ran into propulsion problems as strong winds and heavy seas hit Norway’s coastal regions Saturday.1400: Hustadvika Time reported.

The Latest on the Viking Sky cruise ship, which is having engine problems off the coast of Norway (all times local):

6 p.m.

Norwegian officials say rescue workers have managed to evacuate about 100 people so far from a cruise ship that ran into engine problems in heavy winds and seas and sent a mayday call off Norway’s western coast: Authorities kicked off an evacuation on Saturday afternoon of the estimated 1,300 passengers and crew from the Viking Sky cruise ship. Rescue teams with helicopters and boats have been sent to help, and the evacuation process expected to take several hours: Norwegian newspaper VG said the Viking Sky into propulsion problems as strong winds and heavy seas hit Norway’s coastal regions and had to moor in Hustadsvika Bay, between the western Norwegian cities of Alesund and Trondheim.

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5:15 p.m.

Police say a cruise ship with engine problems has sent a mayday call off Norway’s western coast and is making plans to evacuate its 1,300 passengers and crew: Norwegian newspaper VG said the Viking Sky cruise ship ran into propulsion problems as strong winds and heavy seas hit Norway’s coastal regions Saturday: Police in the western county of Moere og Romsdal said Saturday the ship has managed to moor in Hustadsvika Bay, between the western Norwegian cities of Alesund and Trondheim: Rescue teams with helicopters and boats have been sent to help and evacuate the vessel, a process expected to take several hours.

The Viking Sky was delivered in 2017 to operator Viking Ocean Cruises.

Cruiseskipet VIKING SKY melder MAYDAY, fremdriftsproblemer i dårlig vær. Driver mot land: HRS har sendt flere helikoptre og fartøy mot stedet. LRS Møre og Romsdal etablerer mottak på land. Pressetlf kan ikke besvares for øyeblikket— HRS Sør-Norge (@HRSSorNorge) March 23, 2019

Police in the western county of Moere og Romsdal said Saturday the ship has managed to moor in Hustadsvika Bay, between the western Norwegian cities of Alesund and Trondheim: Rescue teams with helicopters and boats have been sent to help and evacuate the vessel, a process expected to take several hours.1645 Hustadvika: 5 helikoptre og en rekke fartøyer er medievakuering av «Viking Sky». Det jobbes med å få mer enn den ene motoren i gang Ca 30 er bragt i land (derav en m lettere skader) og evakuering fortsetter.— HRS Sør-Norge (@HRSSorNorge) March 23, 2019The Viking Sky was delivered in 2017 to operator Viking Ocean Cruises.

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: March.23: 2019:

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