The MS Nordlys sits stricken in the water at Aalesund in western Norway.
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Update at 9:50 a.m. ET: Workers have been able to reduce the ship's list to about 17 degrees, Norway's VG-TV reports. That brings it below the "critical line" of 20 degrees, at which tipping over was thought to be a serious danger.
As The Associated Press writes, a fire on board Thursday "killed two crew and forced the evacuation of 260 other people" as the ship was preparing to dock in Aalesund, about 230 miles northwest of Oslo. It's thought that there was an explosion in the engine room.
"Thick black smoke billowed from the stern of the ship, operated by the Hurtigruten line, when it sailed into Aalesund," the AP adds.