§ 77. Mr. PETO
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has been informed of the case of the steamer "Thistledhu," which arrived at Spithead on or about the 29th December last in a damaged condition owing to the carriage of a heavy deck load; and, if so, whether he will furnish the particulars relating to this casualty?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Buxton)
The "Thistledhu" left Immingham for Santos on 24th December. She was loaded with railway material and carried on deck three railway cars of a total weight of twelve tons. In a storm on 26th December the deck cargo broke adrift. The vessel was undamaged, but it was found necessary to put in to port to resecure the deck cargo.