HC Deb 20 May 1992 vol 208 c185W
Mr. George

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what purpose, and at what cost, his Department has chartered the tanker Maersk Ascension.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

The tanker Maersk Ascension is chartered to provide bulk fuel storage at Ascension Island in lieu of adequate on-shore facilities. The ship is chartered at a rate of £8,100 per day, with an additional £900 per month for crew overtime costs.