HC Deb 08 July 1996 vol 281 c64W
20. Mr. Ainger

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the current location of salvage tugs contracted by his Department to provide emergency towing around the United Kingdom coast. [34702]

Sir George Young

The contracts for tugs at Stornoway and Dover provide for their return to station on 1 October. As my noble Friend the Minister for Aviation and Shipping announced on 17 June, the Coastguard Agency will seek tenders for an additional emergency towing vessel to be stationed on the south-west approaches for six months from 1 October. As in previous years, no contracted tugs are stationed during the summer months.

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