§ Mr. Prescott
asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he received any complaints about the safety of the Panamanian vessel "Frederika I" or its equipment; and, if so, what action he has taken.
§ Mr. Eyre
My Department was contacted by an official of the National Union of Seamen in November 1980. A further safety inspection was not considered necessary since the vessel had been the subject of a random general inspection at the port of Colchester on 14 October 1980, when deficiencies in life-saving and fire-fighting appliances were required to be corrected.