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Shipping Collision (Canvey Island)

Volume 893: debated on Monday 9 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will now make a statement on the outcome of his inquiry into the collision between the coaster "Tower Princess" and the liquefied natural gas tanker "Methane Princess" at Canvey Island on 6th December last.

I assume that the collision referred to is that between the "Tower Princess" and the "Methane Progress". Although little damage occurred, this incident was potentially extremely dangerous. Proceedings have been instituted against the Master of the "Tower Princess" under the Merchant Shipping Act 1970. Committal proceedings will take place at Gray's magistrates' court on 24th July 1975.