Police have charged a 26-year-old man in connection with a fire started on a North Sea ferry on Saturday night.
Boden George Hughes of Fulwell Road in Sunderland has been charged with arson reckless to endangering life - and affray.
He has been remanded in custody and will appear before North Tyneside magistrates tomorrow morning (December 31).
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