Moment cruise ship Viking Sky is battered by waves before being towed into Molde port

Cruiseliner Viking Sky faced stormy weather whilst being towed into Molde's port after losing power at sea.

Video captured on Saturday (March 23) by an onlooker shows the cruise ship being slammed by large waves before small tugboats arrive on the scene.

The ship was towed into Molde by three tugboats on Sunday (March 24) after it had sent out a distress signal.

Almost 500 passengers were airlifted off the cruiser with the rest disembarking at Molde.

According to local reports, 20 people have been taken to hospital, three have serious injuries.