HC Deb 22 November 2001 vol 375 c381W
Mr. Beith

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if diving operations have been(a) carried out and (b) authorised by the Ministry on the wreck of the SS Somali since 1971; and if he will give details of the purpose and results of any such operation. [16860]

Dr. Moonie

The SS Somali was a British merchant ship and as such is not the responsibility of the Ministry of Defence. Responsibility for merchant vessels lies with the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions.

Forward to