HC Deb 18 February 1924 vol 169 cc1341-2W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that the German steamer "Isenlohn" left the port of Swansea on the 14th January about 4.30 p.m. with 27 men short of her complement of crew; what steps were taken by the Board of Trade or any of its officers to detain the said steamer; what declaration was made to the collector of customs or any of the officers at the port by the master of the steamer as to the number of men or crew he had on board before the steamer left the port; and how many of the original crew of the steamer were on board at the time of departure?


This German steamer left Swansea for Barry Roads on 21st January with 10 members of the original crew of 37, and left Barry Roads on 22nd January with a total complement of 28. The vessel was not unseaworthy by reason of undermanning, and the question of detention did not arise.