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Emergency services respond to fire onboard Stena Line ship in Belfast

A fire broke out on the Stena Superfast VII vessel. Photo by Hugh Russell

The emergency services have extinguished a fire onboard a ferry in Belfast Harbour.

The fire and ambulance services were called to the scene of the incident in the Dargan Road area following the blaze on the Stena Superfast VII vessel.

The ship had been due to sail at 11.30am but the crossing was cancelled as a result of the fire.

No one was injured.

Passengers have been offered the 3.30pm sailing or to leave and rebook.

A company spokesperson said: “Stena Line can confirm that a small fire broke out in an emergency generator room onboard the Stena Superfast VII vessel this morning (July 19th) as it prepared to sail for the 11.30hrs crossing from Belfast Harbour to Cairnryan.

"The fire was quickly extinguished by Stena Line crew, emergency services were alerted as a precaution.

"There were no passengers onboard the ship at the time and there were no injuries.

"The 11.30hrs sailing was cancelled and Stena Line is currently working on a revised sailing schedule for the remainder of the day and will advise all affected passengers accordingly.”

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