JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)- News Channel 11 is following a developing story off of Norway’s coast where more than a thousand people are being rescued from a cruise ship.
Judith Hammond spoke to News Channel 11′s Kasey Marler via Facebook messenger Saturday night where she said she was waiting to be evacuated, “…tug boats are helping and maybe we can get into a harbor when wind dies down“
Hammond described what it’s been like as they wait for rescue.
“We were in a holding room when a wave burst the window, water pounded, knocking everyone over.“
Hammond said crews were working to evacuate people with tug boats and also said that “people are calm.“
She also posted a photo of choppy conditions from the boat on Saturday.
According to the Associated Press, the Viking Sky cruise ship was having engine problems off the coast of Norway and sent a mayday call off Norway’s western coast.
The AP is also reporting that British and American tourists make up a majority of the passengers. Including the crew they are reporting 1,300 people were on the ship.
Stay with News Channel 11 as we continue to follow this developing story.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.