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Trawler "Courlis" (Incident)

Volume 643: debated on Tuesday 4 July 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is yet in a position to make a detailed statement of the incident on 21st June, 1961, between the Aberdeen trawler s.t. "Courlis" and H.M.S. "Duncan" in the North Sea, of which he has had notice by letter.

I understand that the trawler when first sighted by the Naval Fishery Protection vessel was inside the limits where trawling is prohibited and was therefore closed by the naval vessel. It was soon established that she had not been fishing and the matter ended there. No charge is being, made against the master of the trawler and he is being so informed.