Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) inspectors are carrying out investigations on board Viking Sky, berthed in Molde following a loss of engine power in stormy seas on Saturday that led to a partial evacuation of the ship by helicopter.

Chairman Torstein Hagen apologized to passengers and thanked crew and rescuers as Viking Cruises pledged full support for investigations into the incident that left Viking Sky temporarily without power in stormy seas off the coast of Norway over the weekend.

Posting significant growth in 2018 and even better figures expected this year, Marseille continues as France’s leading cruise port and is eying 2m passengers in 2020.

Update: As of 4:30 p.m. local time Sunday, Viking Sky was docked in Molde. Passengers were to begin flying home Sunday night.

Rescue helicopters were evacuating people from Viking Sky after the cruise ship lost engine power in a storm off Norway's west coast on Saturday afternoon.

BIO-UV Group has inked a contract to supply its BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system for installation aboard two cruise ships currently under construction for MSC Cruises at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at St. Nazaire, France.

Carnival Corporation & plc released the results of an independent, two-year scientific wash-water study that shows the company’s Advanced Air Quality Systems or exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) are ‘a safe and effective means for compliance with IMO’s 2020 requirements’, which include regulations for cleaner air emissions and strict wash-water quality standards.

 

The pace of the LNG revolution in cruising has accelerated over the past three years, according to the latest Seatrade Cruise News Annual Survey of Cruise Ports, carried out last month.

The Fjords DA announced a third all-electric passenger sightseeing vessel - Legacy of The Fjords - is now under construction at Brødrene Aa.

In spite of 2017's devastating hurricanes, Caribbean and Latin American destinations overall benefited from a record $3.36bn in direct cruise spending, a 6.3% increase compared to the last measurement in 2015.

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