HC Deb 22 November 1939 vol 353 c1245W
Captain Plugge

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to the numerous cases of ships being sunk off our coasts by colliding with sunken wrecks; and what steps are taken in all cases to destroy this danger to navigation?

Mr. Shakespeare

Steps are taken to warn shipping as soon as the position of a wreck has been located. While the desirability of dispersing such wrecks is fully appreciated, war conditions render such operations difficult and often impossible.