Hagen Credits Rescue Teams

Viking Sky Underway Toward Molde

Arriving in Molde, Torstein Hagen, CEO and chairman of Viking Ocean Cruises, credited the Norwegian rescue team with having done an outstanding job.

As for why the Viking Sky sailed despite the weather conditions, when even Hurtigruten held their ships in Bergen and Trondheim, according to Norwegian press reports, Hagen said he could not answer that question and it was being investigated.

Meanwhile, Hagen said Viking is offering return flight options to the passengers aboard the Viking Sky, and responding to requests for medications and luggage.

According to Norwegian sources, three passengers suffered serious injuries, one being considered critical.

At press time, the Viking Sky was near Molde, moving under her own power with tugs standing by. Hagen is expected to hold a press conference later today.

Cruise Industry News Email Alerts

Email Newsletter

Get the latest breaking cruise news. Sign up.

Cruise Ship Orderbook

123 Ships | 264,966 Berths | $70 Billion | View

New 2019 Annual Report

CIN Annual Report

In This Edition:

2027 Projections

Global Outlook

North America



Fleet Data

Market Reports