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Loss Of Ss "Samtampa"

Volume 437: debated on Monday 5 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Transport whether the s.s. "Samtampa," which was wrecked in Sker Bay, Glamorganshire, carried all the necessary life-saving equipment required by the regulations; and whether this included rocket rescue apparatus.

When the life-saving appliances on board the "Samtampa" were last surveyed, in January, 1946, they complied fully with the statutory requirements and included a line throwing appliance. A formal investigation into the loss of the vessel has been ordered and the court holding the investigation will, no doubt, go into the question of the compliance with the statutory requirements on the ship's last voyage.