HC Deb 07 July 1937 vol 326 c347
51. Mr. Thorne

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give the House any information as to the suspension of the certificate of the skipper of the trawler "Favorita"; what was the cause of the suspension; and any other information about the matter?

Captain Wallace

The certificate of the skipper of the trawler "Favorita" was suspended on 2nd July, for nine months from that date, by a court of formal investigation set up under the Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, to investigate the cause of the loss of the trawler. The "Favorita" stranded in fine, clear weather at 10.30 p.m. on 6th March at Skagi Reef, Utskalar, Iceland, when returning to Grimsby from Iceland, and she subsequently became a total loss. The court found that the casualty was caused by the wrongful act or default of the skipper.