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Fog Sirens

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 4 November 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the fact that the new German ships "Bremen" and "Europa" have had their fog sirens fitted to the foremast instead of on the forepart of the funnel or funnels amidships; and whether the Board have considered the desirability of adopting this practice where possible in future in the case of passenger ships in the British mercantile marine?

No, Sir. The question of the adoption of a fog siren arrangement of the kind indicated by the hon. Member is a matter primarily for the shipowner. If an application were made by the owner of a passenger steamer coming under Board of Trade survey for the fitting of an arrangement of the kind indicated the Board would give it careful consideration.