A man has appeared before North Tyneside magistrates accused of starting a fire that caused more than eight hundred thousand pounds worth of damage to a ferry.
The King Seaways ship between North Shields and Amsterdam was 25 miles off the Yorkshire coast when the fire started in a cabin.
Six people had to be winched to hospital suffering smoke inhalation.
Boden George Hughes of Fulwell Road in Sunderland is charged with arson with intent to endanger life and affray.
Lucy Taylor reports.
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