§ MR. MACLURE (Lancashire, S.E., Stretford)
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, If his attention has been called to the loss of the Italian barque Caterina, on the 17th January, upon the Nash Sands, in Swansea Bay, on a fairly clear night, with all hands, which might have been saved had a succour steam tug been stationed in that Bay?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE BOABD OF TRADE (BARON HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
(who replied) said: The Reports which have been received state that the Caterina put back owing to a thick fog; that she anchored between Scilly and Barry; and that, a stiff breeze springing up, she dragged her anchors, and foundered with all hands. It is impossible to say what might or might not have been the result if a steam tug had been despatched to the vessel's assistance. There are, however, plenty of steam tugs in the district, and the masters of them do not, as a rule, neglect to attempt to render salvage service if they possibly