A fire broke out on a passenger ship carrying 400 people as it prepared to dock at Harwich port.
Firefighters were waiting for the vessel as it arrived at Parkeston Quay at about 5am today (Wednesday January 17), having been called 40 minutes earlier.
A refrigerator lorry had caught fire on a lower deck of the ship and the blaze had spread to several nearby vehicles.
The fire was out by 7am and the damaged vehicles were taken off the ship at 10.15am. The cause of the fire is not yet known.