P&O Pride of Hull left stranded arrives back in port with 260 people on board

260 passengers, who spent more than 24 hours on board the Pride of Hull ferry after an engine room fire broke out, have arrived back in port (21 October).

The fire broke out shortly after the ship set sail from Hull at 8.30pm on Tuesday 20 October en route to Rotterdam.

The blaze broke out in the engine room, losing engine power just off Immingham with 260 passengers and staff on board.

The ferry was due to arrive in the Dutch city at 8.30am on Wednesday, but was still located near Immingham.

Just after 10pm on Wednesday evening, the P&O Ferry arrived back in port with the assistance of port authorities.

All crew and 260 people were reported as safe onboard.

P&O said that at no point were any passengers in danger and the fire was extinguished by the ship's crew.

As a precaution, the damage to the engine room will be assessed, Associated British Ports confirmed.

They say they will be assisting with the Pride of Hull's return to port as soon as possible: "ABP responded last night to an incident of a fire in the engine room on the P&O vessel the Pride of Hull.

"We continue to liaise with and support the ship and will be assisting in her safe return to the Port of Hull as soon as possible."

No other vessels were affected by the fire.