HC Deb 09 February 1981 vol 998 c242W
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.