Video: Cruise Ship Burns Off the Coast of Norway

September 15, 2011 | By | 2 Comments

An engine fire onboard Hurtigruten’s MS Nordlys off the coast of Norway this morning has left 16 crewmembers injured and two dead, according to the cruise line. Eight of the injured have been taken to hospital, suffering from smoke inhalation and burns. All 207 passengers have been evacuated safely. The above video, courtesy of Norwegian news Web site NRK, shows the fire in its early stages.
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    2 Responses to “Video: Cruise Ship Burns Off the Coast of Norway”

    1. neta platt
      September 15th, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

      This is so sad especially since I had just read in Cruise International they are the best line to see the Norwejian Fjords. So so sad. To the families of all involved our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

    2. S. Reddom
      September 16th, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

      Our sincerest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives on the Hurtigruten’s MS Nordlys, and best wishes for a very speedy recovery to those who were injured. To the Captain, management and Crew as well as passengers, our heartfelt best wishes go out to all of you to be feeling safe and well again. This proives how important those safety and evacuation drills (we all hate to do) can be in a real incidents. We heard that all passengers were safe along with many staff and crw, which is good news. But we must not forget those who were lost or injured and ensure we do better in future incidents to save all lives at sea. Please do not let this one terrible incident/accident affect your belief in Hurtigruten as a fine cruise line to deal with – I am sure they are investigating to ensure this does not ever happen again.

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