Kallestad, Gorm  /  AP
Salvage teams work on the listing Norwegian cruise liner, the MS Nordlys, at the quayside in Aalesund, Norway, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. An explosive fire in the engine room on Thursday morning caused the evacuation of the ship, with 207 passengers and 55 crew on board. All the passengers were evacuated safely into lifeboats or after the boat pulled into harbor. Two Norwegian crew members, aged 18 and 57, were found dead in the engine room while nine others were admitted to hospital. (AP Photo/Gorm Kallestad, Scanpix Norway) NORWAY OUT
updated 9/19/2011 8:59:33 AM ET 2011-09-19T12:59:33

The crew of a Norwegian cruise ship that caught fire last week, killing two people, is inspecting the vessel and picking up belongings left behind by passengers as they were evacuated.

Story: Two killed in Norway cruise liner fire

Herodd Widding, a spokesman for the Hurtigruten shipping line, tells the AP that crew members and police will go on board to recover items and distribute them to their owners.

He says the ship is no longer at risk of capsizing.

A fire in the engine room of MS Nordlys killed two crew members and forced the evacuation of 260 other people Thursday. Nine other crew were injured. All the passengers were evacuated safely into lifeboats or when the cruise ship reached the harbor of Aalesund, 230 miles (375 kilometers) northwest of the capital Oslo.

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