HC Deb 27 January 1913 vol 47 c960
18. Mr. PETO

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can furnish full particulars of the case of the steamer "Egyptian Prince," which has recently been reported from Malta to have lost her deck-load, with the exception of the livestock, also having sustained damage to deck fittings?


The deck cargo of the "Egyptian Prince" consisted of cases and crates of sulphuric and acetic acid two pigs, one coop of fowls, and one dog. The cases and crates of acid were lost overboard on the 26th December, during a hurricane in the vicinity of Ushant. Deck fittings were damaged, including poop rails, stanchions, hand-wheel box and gratings. Several bulwark stanchions were bent.


May I ask the right hon. Gentleman whether that is not damage that might be expected to happen to any ship passing through such weather at that part of the year?


It does not seem to be very material damage.