HC Deb 30 November 1916 vol 88 c529W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been directed to the circumstances connected with the wreck of the Danish ship "Fulvia," off the coast of Newcastle, county Down, on 18th November, and the loss of life resulting therefrom; if he is aware that charges of incompetency have been made against the crew of the lifeboat; and if he will direct the inspector of the Life-Saving Department of the Board of Trade to hold an inquiry and report upon the efficiency of the arrangements for life-saving at Newcastle?


My attention has been directed to this case. I propose to order a formal investigation into the circumstances attending the casualty, and this will give opportunity for inquiring into the efficiency of the life-saving arrangements.