HC Deb 10 December 1981 vol 14 cc468-9W
Mr. Douglas

asked the Secretary of State for Energy if he will list the numbers and types of multi-purpose emergency support vessels at present available in the five sector club areas of the North Sea, together with their owners and operators and the dates when they came into service and the anticipated dates of delivery of vessels at present on order, indicating any differences between their delivery dates and those given when such vessels were ordered.

Mr. Gray

I am advised that there are three multipurpose emergency vessels currently in service in the North Sea with a further two on order. The details are as given in the following table.

Multi-purpose Emergency Support Vessels
a) Currently in Service Name Sector Club Owner Operator Date Entered Service
Uncle John Red Houlder Offshore/Ellerman Lines Ugland (UK) Ltd. Houlder Comex Aug. 77
Phillips SS Green Sedco Sedco Dec. 77
MSV Tharos Yellow Occidental Consortium/BP Occidental Feb. 80

b) On Order Anticipated Delivery Date Delivery Date Given When Ordered
Iolair Yellow/Red BP/BNOC BP Mar. 82 June 81
Stadive Red Barclays Industrial Finance Seaforth Maritime Late 82 June 81

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