HC Deb 12 February 1930 vol 235 cc401-2

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the Admiralty tug "St. Genny," which was lost in the recent gales, and the "St. Cyrus," which went to her assistance, were supplied with Carley floats; and, if not, whether he will see, in order to prevent further calamities, that this type of craft is supplied with Carley floats in future?


The reply to the first part of the question is in the negative. With regard to the second part these tugs had sufficient life belts on board for everyone. Although it is improbable that Carley floats would be of much help in conditions such as prevailed in the recent gales, arrangements have already been made for the provision of them to all such vessels.