Cruise Ship Horror off Norway – It is Dead in the Water in Heavy Seas

23 03 2019

1,300 passengers in peril – cruise ship dead in the water in high seas near rocky coast –

No ability of rescue ships to get passengers off due to high waves –

Reuters Photo”

15-22 capacity choppers getting passengers off  1-by-1 with the basket thing –

Helicopter evacuation of cruise ship in Norway over fears it could run aground

A ship without engine power is in danger of roll-over – FC

LINK –  https://youtu.be/dFmz16TrehA

UPDATE:

They have 1 engine working – allowing passengers to tweet, evidently. Fewer than 175 rescued so far. The fishing vessels etc. are helping to keep the ship away from the rocky shore it seems. 

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23 03 2019
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23 03 2019
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compilation –

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23 03 2019
Jonny Catt

They should bring out the longboats…
but really, where are the super-Tugboats?
…and who cruises the Northland coasts in March?

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23 03 2019
flyingcuttlefish

too rough for tugs to get too near – but some seem helping stabilize it with lines. The danger is big rocks in shallow water. Now some engine power restored.
Under 200 rescued so far. The plan seems to get the thing further out so the waves will be less rough then get the people onto other ships. Big capsize danger earlier as they couldn’t come about (a ship needs to meet waves head on) and was rolling wildly.
Big liability I should think …. as weather was forecast 2 days in advance.

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23 03 2019
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24 03 2019
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24 03 2019
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Tug boats are attached now and they are stopping the helicopter runs. They will tow it to safe harbor. I think it is Molde – (MAP)
https://goo.gl/maps/3yRtmmyP1V22

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24 03 2019
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24 03 2019
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now –

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26 03 2019
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26 03 2019
Jonny Catt

You’d think these Nordics would be Schmart enough to see
that this was a bad choice to set off into this storm.
We have so much weather info nowadays…
this must be extremely costly for the cruise line.
The rescue people getting paid?
Heinlein:
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress–you think you can go out into
dangerous, life-threatening conditions (like the surface of Luna),
and then, when you experience the highly-predictable Crisis,
you EXPECT a Rescue team to just Automatically come out to
save you. Better get on the radio–did you still have
communications? in your Crisis, did you lose all access, backups?
Okay, we have radio contact…How much can you afford to Pay,
in advance, for us to come out and Risk Our Lives to Rescue You?
It is very Real, but we suffer the pooh-pooh put-downs from
stupid uneducated baby-ass spoiled rotten punks.
Those chopper pilots risked all with every minute in the air.
That ship could have run aground and etc. etc.
You can guess the cruise line goes bankrupt,
and maybe their insurers!

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26 03 2019
flyingcuttlefish

There will be the devil to pay if the capt. knew of the conditions in advance and went ahead anyway. And these days, with e-mail, fax etc. the record will be CLEAR.
No one will care that he saved the ship with the last ditch anchor maneuver and whatnot if the whole thing was HIS fault!
Plus many passengers in obvious shock in the event and are now waking up to what danger they all were in.
This is a maritime debacle.

Lucky thing for them Norway is a big oil producer with those extra heavy duty oil tanker tow ships nearby.
A miracle no one had a heart attack going up that line to the chopper!

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26 03 2019
flyingcuttlefish

verrrry scary interior footage –

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27 03 2019
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Viking Sky News Update Norwegian Police Investigating Captain’s Decision To Sail Into Storm

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28 03 2019
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28 03 2019
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more on the oil supply problem –

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29 03 2019
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(first minute is familiar footage)

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6 04 2019
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3 06 2019
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