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Salvage Tugs

Volume 959: debated on Monday 4 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade pursuant to his Written Answer of 24th November, if he will now name the 16 salvage tugs owned by British companies, and referred to by him in his answer.

I regret that the information which I gave was not entirely accurate.The eight vessels listed below have bollard pulls and brake horse power comparable with those of the French tug:"Lloydsman ","Guardsman ","Linesman ","Serviceman ","Winchman ","Statesman ","Wimpey Seafox ","Wimpey Seatiger ".The remainder of the 16 included in my earlier Answer are less powerful though each should be capable of holding a very large crude carrier in all but exceptional weather conditions.