HC Deb 02 February 1897 vol 45 c1034
MR. CUMMING MACDONA (Southwark, Rotherhithe)

On going into Committee of Supply, to call attention to the subject of floating derelicts, and move, That, in view of the number of derelict ships which have been proved to be continually present on the great Atlantic Ocean steamship and sailing routes, and which are a source of danger to all ships navigating that ocean, it is desirable that Her Majesty's Government should station a cruiser or cruisers at Queenstown, or some such port on the Irish coast, charged with the duty of searching for derelicts, and towing them into harbour or destroying them, as seems best to the officer in charge.

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