HC Deb 11 December 1956 vol 562 cc26-7W
55. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to state the number and nature of accidents resulting in injury to or death of officers and crew which have occurred during each of the last five years in the Government's Fisheries Research vessels, stating which vessel in each case.

Department Ship Number of Accidents
1951 1952 1953 1954 1955
Scottish Home Department "Scotia" 1 2 1 2
"Explorer" 1 2
"Clupea" 1 1
"Kathleen" 1 1
Ministry of Agriculture, "Ernest Holt" 2 1 1
Fisheries and Food. "Sir Lancelot" 1 2 2 2 1
"Platessa" 2 1
"Oneway" 2 1
Department of Scientific and "Keelby" 1 2
Industrial Research. "Sir William Hardy" 2
The figures include the following two serious accidents. In 1952 a member of the crew of "Keelby" sustained non-fatal injuries, including a broken neck, as a result of a fall. In 1955 a member of the crew of "Kathleen" was caught in the winch when seine net gear was being hauled and sustained fatal injuries. The other accidents resulted in injuries such as cuts and abrasions, bruises, sprains, scalding and minor fractures.

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