HC Deb 26 June 1883 vol 280 cc1551-2

asked the President of the Board of Trade, If there is any par- ticular size of steamer exempt from carrying lights at night when under steam and near the coast or in a bay or river; if the steamer employed watching the salmon beat fishing in Lough Foyle goes about constantly without any lights; and, whether this steamer is exempted; and, if not, whether any steps will be taken to protect the fishermen from the constant danger of being run down by this vessel?


in reply, said, that all sea-going ships, without reference to size, wore required by law to carry red and green side lights. In the particular case referred to ho was informed that in order to watch the fisheries these lights were dispensed with, and in police beats the lights were also sometimes taken down. The Board of Trade did not consider the matter called for interference on their part.