§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department's inspectors are satisfied that the vessel Cam Spirit is suitable for use as a standby vessel for North sea operations.
§ Mr. McLoughlin
A standby vessel for North sea operations has to be surveyed annually if a certificate of inspection is to be issued to it under a code published by the Department. The Cam Spirit satisfied the requirements of this code when she was last surveyed by a marine surveyor in December 1989. The next survey is due in a few weeks.