HC Deb 19 May 1966 vol 728 c1538
39. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the President of the Board of Trade if be will make a statement about the collision in Aberdeen Harbour on 1st May between the tanker "Pass of Kildrummy" and the seine-netter "Boy David", indicating how it occurred, the damage done, and the compensation involved.

Mr. Mason

At 5.45 p.m. on 2nd May, the tanker "Pass of Kildrummy" while manoeuvring out of Aberdeen Harbour scraped against the jetty and came into contact with the fishing vessel "Boy David" which as a result sustained damage to her mast and part of her guard rail. I understand the damage caused to the tanker and the jetty was very slight. The question of compensation is a matter for the parties involved.

Mr. Hughes

Can my hon. Friend say what steps he is taking to avoid similar unhappy incidents of this kind?

Mr. Mason

I cannot see that my body mass is sufficient to prevent collisions of this kind.