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Suez Canal Clearance

Volume 892: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what further help in clearing the Suez Canal has been given recently by the Royal Navy.

At the request of the Egyptian Government the minehunter HMS "Hubberston" arrived in Port Said on 4th April 1975, followed, on 19th April, by a second minehunter, HMS "Sheraton", and the support ship HMS "Abdiel", to give further assistance to the Suez Canal Authority and the Egyptian Navy in the clearance of the canal prior to its opening. The work is going well.