Fire on DFDS ferry in English Channel injures ten

May 5th, 2014

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Hundreds were evacuated as firefighters battled the blaze on Thursday evening

A fire last Thursday night on the DFDS Seaways ferry MS Dieppe Seaways injured ten people, including three firefighters, and forced the evacuation of the huge ship – which operates in the English Channel between Dover and Calais

A boiler overheated as the vessel carrying 316 passengers and crew approached Dover.

Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from the ship shortly after it berthed at the port's Eastern Docks in Kent.

Firefighters injured
Paramedics treated ten people at the scene including five who were later sent to hospital suffering from burns to the face, arms and hands. Three firefighters were among those who suffered injuries.

Firefighters worked alongside a hazardous response team to contain the fire.

An engine failure and explosion aboard the DFDS ship Crown Seaways sailing between Oslo and Copenhagen shut down one of that ship’s engines and left the ferry dead in the water for 15 minutes during a trip at the end of last month.  


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