Ship caught fire on Chrismas Eve

A seaman rescued from a fire on board a ship off Kent on Christmas Eve has died in hospital.

The man was one of three crew members flown by RAF helicopter

to Margate after inhaling smoke from the fire on board Turkish cargo

vessel Eren Turgut.

The two other crewmen are in a critical condition and have

been moved to other hospitals from the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

at Margate.

The vessel has been moved into the Netherlands’ territorial waters.