Cruise Ship Tilting In Oslo, Norway After Fire In Engine Room

By on Sep 16, 2011 in Europe, Lifestyle, Travel, World Comments
MS Nordlys Cruise Ship Tilting

MS Nordlys Cruise Ship
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MS Nordlys​, a Norwegian cruise ship, is tilting after it caught fire on Thursday morning, according to reports by several international news sites on Friday, September 16, 2011.

Reports say that the cruise ship is now tilting at an estimated angle of 21.7 degrees, which is above the critical boarder line of 20 degrees, as revealed by Police Chief Jon Steven Hasseldal.

Two crew were killed and 260 other people were evacuated using lifeboats during a fire in the engine room of the ship.

On Friday morning, three pumps were placed inside the ship by Dutch rescue team in an attempt to save the vessel.

The ship is on its way to Aalesund, 230 miles northwest of the capital of Oslo when it suddenly encountered the problem.

Initial police report points to an explosion in the engine room that started the fire. However, police have not determine the cause of the explosion.

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