Stranded Cruise Ship Towed Safely To Norway Port After Dramatic Rescues | NBC Nightly News

Stranded Cruise Ship Towed Safely To Norway Port After Dramatic Rescues | NBC Nightly News


PASSENGERS ARE RELIEVED, BUT MANY SUFFERED INJURIES. MANY SUFFERED INJURIES. NBC’S KEIR SIMMONS REPORTS FROM NBC’S KEIR SIMMONS REPORTS FROM NORWAY. NORWAY.>>TONIGHT, DRAMATIC SCENES AS>>TONIGHT, DRAMATIC SCENES AS AN 80-YEAR-OLD MAN IS LIFTED TO AN 80-YEAR-OLD MAN IS LIFTED TO SAFETY. SAFETY. FILMING HIS DAD BEING LIFTED FILMING HIS DAD BEING LIFTED FROM THE WINDS TO A CHOPPER HIGH FROM THE WINDS TO A CHOPPER HIGH ABOVE. ABOVE.>>HOPEFULLY TO GET BACK TO>>HOPEFULLY TO GET BACK TO LAND. LAND.>>Reporter: IT WAS A DREAM>>Reporter: IT WAS A DREAM VACATION TURNED NIGHTMARE. VACATION TURNED NIGHTMARE.>>ONE OF THE BIG HATCHES BLEW>>ONE OF THE BIG HATCHES BLEW RIGHT OUT. RIGHT OUT. AND ABOUT EIGHT FEET OF WATER AND ABOUT EIGHT FEET OF WATER RUSHED IN, FLATTENED PEOPLE. RUSHED IN, FLATTENED PEOPLE. FLATTENED ALL OF US. FLATTENED ALL OF US. IT FELT LIKE THE TITANIC. IT FELT LIKE THE TITANIC.>>Reporter: THE WESTERN SKY WAS>>Reporter: THE WESTERN SKY WAS OFF THE COAST OF NORWAY WHEN IT OFF THE COAST OF NORWAY WHEN IT LOST ENGINE POWER. LOST ENGINE POWER. A MASSIVE STORM SYSTEM CAUSED A MASSIVE STORM SYSTEM CAUSED HIGH SEAS AND WINDS, BATTERING HIGH SEAS AND WINDS, BATTERING THE CRUISE LINER, PUSHING IT THE CRUISE LINER, PUSHING IT TOWARD ROCKS. TOWARD ROCKS. ABOARD 900 MOSTLY AMERICANS AND ABOARD 900 MOSTLY AMERICANS AND BRITISH PASSENGERS. BRITISH PASSENGERS.>>MY WIFE WAS SITTING IN FRONT>>MY WIFE WAS SITTING IN FRONT OF ME AND ALL OF A SUDDEN SHE OF ME AND ALL OF A SUDDEN SHE WAS GONE, AND I THOUGHT THIS WAS WAS GONE, AND I THOUGHT THIS WAS IT. IT.>>Reporter: A DARING RESCUE>>Reporter: A DARING RESCUE MISSION, PLUCK INGING 500 PASSEN MISSION, PLUCK INGING 500 PASSEN FROM THE SHIP, ONE BY ONE. FROM THE SHIP, ONE BY ONE. LATE TODAY, THE CRUISE LINER LATE TODAY, THE CRUISE LINER MADE IT TO PORT UNDER ITS OWN MADE IT TO PORT UNDER ITS OWN POWER WITH THE HELP OF A FEW TUG POWER WITH THE HELP OF A FEW TUG BOATS. BOATS. THE REMAINING PASSENGERS FINALLY THE REMAINING PASSENGERS FINALLY BACK IN HARBOR. BACK IN HARBOR. WHAT WAS THE EMOTION LIKE WHEN WHAT WAS THE EMOTION LIKE WHEN YOU GOT BACK IN? YOU GOT BACK IN?>>BALLING.>>BALLING.>>CRYING.>>CRYING. YEAH. YEAH. CRYING. CRYING.>>Reporter: MANY PASSENGERS ARE>>Reporter: MANY PASSENGERS ARE ON THEIR WAY HOME, TRAVELING BY ON THEIR WAY HOME, TRAVELING BY AIR TONIGHT, NOT SEA. AIR TONIGHT, NOT SEA. 13 ARE STILL IN THE HOSPITAL.

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  1. Let's just be thankful it wasn't like the Titanic out thousands of miles from any land and the water being sub-freezing. The ship were right on the coast for help to quickly come. Praying for everyone on that boat! 🙏

  2. First the weather's taken out the airlines and now the weather is taking out the shipping tourist industry pretty soon you won't be able to travel by ship or plane the weather will be too bad all the time

  3. "ship returned to the port on its own power with the help of several tugboats!!",  funny.  ( was it on its power or pulled by tugboats? which one?  looks like they wanted to report "on its own power" but realized people had seen the tug boats in action and videos of the tugboats are already out there.  so they decided to mix them together) these are the times we should be on our knees praying, crying and beginning for forgiveness, cutting down on fun and pleasure as much as possible.  taking a pleasure cruise should not be on top of our list especially at an old age causing the forces of the nature to get sick and vomit on us.

  4. They should consider themselves lucky this happened in Norway and not in Asia or something. If anyone can handle a rescue operation in that kind of weather , it's the Norwegians. The rough sea they are used to 6 months of the year.

  5. Mommy, can we do it again? Maybe it'll be funner next time! Tourist chumps on the rob me wagon got ripped off. OMG! Such a surprise! At least they didn't have diarrhea! Or did they?

  6. you hear too much of this anymore, i think i'll just vacation on a beach or a city until ship captains stops drinking

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