11 years for man who caused North Sea ferry blaze

A man who set fire to a North Sea ferry while smoking cannabis in his cabin has been jailed for 11 years. 26-year-old Boden Hughes, from Sunderland, had been drinking heavily on board the vessel when he set a pile of clothes alight after tossing a lighter onto them.

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Ferry company says they are 'committed' to passenger safety

Following on from the announcement of Boden George Hughes' sentencing of 11 years imprisonment, DFDS Seaways say they do not wish to comment on the case but are "committed" to providing a safe environment for all crew and passengers.

Today, 19th September 2014, Boden Georga Hughes has been sentenced in court after admitting to charges of arson and affray on the King Seaways ferry traveling from North Shields to Amsterdam on 28th December 2013. As this is a criminal proceeding, we do not wish to comment on this any further other than to say at DFDS Seaways we are committed to providing a safe a reliable service to all our crew and passengers.

– DFDS Seaways

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