Rescuers off the coast of Norway worked through the night to airlift passengers from a cruise ship stranded in stormy seas in western Hustadsvika Bay. Helicopters are hoisting some 1,300 passengers and crew one by one from the deck of the vessel.
Rescue helicopters have begun evacuating people from a cruise ship which lost engine power off the west coast of Norway. Many passengers will have to wait for hours because of a "slow and dangerous" one-by-one airlift.
Around 900 passengers were still on board as the ship limped into the port of Molde on Norway's west coast. The Red Cross said many of those who were airlifted to safety had been left traumatized by the experience.
Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee, which operate the new migrant rescue ship, say the mainly Sudanese men and adolescents were picked up off the coast of Libya during three rescue missions.
Stranded migrants have been rescued by the Italian navy and taken to Lampedusa and Malta. The UN refugee agency has airlifted migrants, including babies, from Libya to Rome.
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