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    MURMANSK, Russia (Sputnik) – Norwegian rescue services are carrying out a massive rescue operation evacuating 1,300 people from the Viking Sky cruise liner that lost steam near the western shore of the country, police said.

    "The liner faced problems with an engine and cannot continue the voyage," a police spokesman told the VG media outlet.

    According to police, the rescue operation may last for a long time.

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    The spokesman also noted that three helicopters were sent to the site of the emergency.

    Police added that they organise a camp for evacuated people on the shore. 

    Causes of the incident remain unknown.

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