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Airlift rescue of cruise ship passengers off Norway coast

Helicopters have been airlifting passengers to safety after their cruise liner ran into difficulty off the coast of Norway.

MV Viking Sky sent out a distress call warning of engine problems at about 13:00 GMT, amid treacherous seas and strong winds.

Bad weather was hampering rescue efforts, with waves of more than 10 metres high being reported.

Read more: Cruise ship evacuated after engine problems

Airlift rescue of cruise ship passengers off Norway coast

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