Arctic Aurora
Taken by Alan C Tough on March 16, 2019 @ Vagaholmen, Norway
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 6D
Exposure Time: 5/1
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 3200
Date Taken: 2019:03:30 16:34:28
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These hard-won photos were taken from just inside the Arctic Circle from the deck of the MV Viking Sky.

Exactly a week later, en route to Stavanger and just as a fierce storm was reaching its peak, the ship arrived at Hustadvika, a notorious 10-nautical-mile stretch of coast known as Norway’s Bermuda Triangle. In winds gusting over 50 m.p.h and waves up to 30 feet, we lost all engine power. The ship was less than 100 metres from submerged rocks. The crew dropped two anchors to stop us drifting any closer to those rocks. Within half an hour they managed to get one of the engines started again and we were able to move away from immediate danger. There soon followed a massive rescue operation. Conditions were too bad to launch the lifeboats. Tugs were sent to support the ship and helicopters started to airlift passengers to Kristiansund and Molde. By the time they stopped the airlifts, around 480 passengers had been winched off the ship. The ship limped into Molde on Sunday evening.

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