British police arrest two men over North Sea ferry fire
LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Sunday they had arrested two men after a suspected arson attack on a ferry in the North Sea carrying more than 1,000 people from Newcastle in England to Amsterdam.
Police said the incident occurred late on Saturday night on board the MS King Seaways, a ship operated by Denmark's DFDS Seaways, after a passenger set fire to a cabin in circumstances that remained unclear.
Local media said the vessel was about 50km off the English coast at the time.
Up to seven people, most of them crew members, had been taken by helicopter to a hospital in the English town of Scarborough where they were treated for smoke inhalation, the police said.