RNLI crews help after ferry fire

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RNLI crews from Filey and Bridlington assisted in the rescue of passengers after a fire broke out last night on a North Sea ferry bound for Amsterdam.

Seven people have been airlifted to safety after the fire broke out on a ferry carrying hundreds of passengers.

They were winched from the vessel after breathing in smoke from the blaze.

Two RAF helicopters were scrambled after the alarm was raised on the MS King Seaways, which had 946 passengers and a crew of 127 on board.

The ship was 30 miles north east of Flamborough Head.

In the last few hours a passenger suspected of starting the fire has been detained by ship staff, Humberside Police have said.