HC Deb 17 June 1982 vol 25 cc313-4W
Mr. Dixon

asked the Minister for Trade what evidence he has that British-registered vessels have been transferred to foreign registrations in order to operate in or out of Argentina; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Sproat

The reports in the press about the transfer of two vessels, the "Dorli" and the "Sibony II", formerly the "Captain Paddon", from the Bermudan registry to the Liberian are the only instances I have been advised of. Given that the two ships were engaged in trade between Argentina and Brazil and on charter to an Argentine company, the action of the US-controlled parent was not surprising.