HC Deb 13 July 1981 vol 8 c265W
Mr. Adley

asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he has drawn any conclusions about the maritime incidents concerning the "Tiger Bay", the "Pool Fisher" and the "Derbyshire"; and if he will make a statement on actions taken by his Department following therefrom.


[pursuant to his reply, 6 July 1981]: As regards the "Tiger Bay"; I refer to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull, West (Mr. Johnson) on 16 March concerning the review of the present system of registration which is in hand. We shall be circulating proposals for discussion in due course. My Department will also be consulting the industry on relevant guidance and corresponding amendments to the load line rules, which are in the course of preparation, on safety matters reflecting the outcome of the formal investigation into the loss of the "Pool Fisher". Research into various aspects of marine safety and having a possible bearing on the loss of the "Derbyshire" has been commissioned by my Department, but it is too early to expect conclusions from this work.

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