HC Deb 26 March 1968 vol 761 c244W
71. Mr. Hazell

asked the Minister of Power, whether the cause of the break-up of the Ocean Prince Sea Rig has been ascertained; when the rig was next due for modification and overhaul; and how often these rigs are required to be checked and overhauled under his regulations.

Mr. Freeson

No, the investigations have not yet been completed. Licensees are required under the terms of their licences to maintain all apparatus and appliances in good repair and to have them inspected regularly. A visual check of "Ocean Prince" was carried out at each move to a new site.