A passenger ferry on the North Sea in which seven people were rescued from after a fire broke out is now on its way back to the International Ferry Terminal at North Shields, Tyneside, where the damage will be assessed, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has said.
Spokeswoman Jo Rawlings said:
The ferry is now returning to port and is due to arrive back in North Shields between 4am and 5am.
All helicopters and life boats involved have been stood down, however Humber Coastguard is in constant contact with the ferry and an RAF helicopter is on stand-by should it need further assistance.
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