A Viking cruise ship needed to be evacuated over the weekend as engine trouble and stormy weather caused the ship to take on water and endanger the 1,373 passengers and crew aboard. What played out was a chaotic 48-hour nightmare. 

Important details have yet to emerge about what happened on the Viking Sky cruise ship that carried 1,373 passengers and crew, namely why the ship was traveling in dangerous weather, and Norway officials have begun investigating. But accounts from passengers, a crew member and officials have started to reveal how it all unfolded. 

Here's everything we know so far about the Viking Sky cruise incident:

The Viking Sky, a vessel with gross tonnage of 47,800, was on a 12-day trip that began March 14 in the western Norwegian city of Bergen, according to cruisemapper.com.


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