HC Deb 09 January 1974 vol 867 c1W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry why the oil tanker "Al Badiah" registered in Great Britain and on charter to BP was recently diverted from a British port to Le Havre in France where it discharged its cargo of 208,000 tons of oil.

Mr. Emery

The destination of this vessel was changeden route in order to meet certain operational requirements, so that another larger vessel could be switched from a foreign destination to this country.