I was interested in the comment by your ferry correspondent Robert Straughton on the fire on the Sorrento in the June 2015 issue of Sea Breezes.
I have travelled many times on ferries between Greece and Italy and even prior to the Norman Atlantic fire, I was very concerned how a fire on a semi enclosed vehicle deck could be contained and extinguished give the speed of the ship, likely air flow etc. Now we have another ship of the same type gutted by fire.
I was under the impression that this sort of configuration would not be allowed on UK ships but on page 32 of the same issue there is a photo of the Stena Lagan. Clearly the same type of ship. I think some serious questions need to be asked about the safety of these vessels. I am not sure if any information exists or if organisations such as the MCA have reviewed this aspect of ferry operations.