HL Deb 27 May 1976 vol 371 cc462-3WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the Flag States of the service vessels operating to oil rigs and platforms in the British sector of the North Sea.


: This information is not available from official records. However, a survey carried out by a firm of shipping consultants in 1974 covering the entire fleet of support craft for oil rigs and platforms operating in North-West European waters (including the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea) reported that it was made up principally of flag vessels from the United Kingdom, the United States, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Liberia, Panama and the Federal Republic of Germany.