Six crew members and a passenger have been airlifted to hospital after a fire on board a ferry approximately 30 miles north east of Flamborough Head, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has said.
MS Kings Seaways reported that they had a fire in one of the passenger accommodation blocks, but it had been brought under control and was now out.
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