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German Trawler "Tunfisch" (Rescue)

Volume 886: debated on Monday 17 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether he is satisfied with the co-ordination involved in the rescue of the German trawler "Tunfisch" on 30th January; and if he will make a statement.

Yes. The trawler's crew of 20 were all rescued successfully in an operation co-ordinated by Her Majesty's Coastguard. They were picked up from liferafts and from the uninhabited island of Swona by helicopter and lifeboat. Long-range aircraft, other likeboats, and ships at sea also took part. I am sure that the House would wish to join with me in congratulating all concerned on a most successful operation.