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Tugs (Orkney And Shetland)

Volume 961: debated on Monday 22 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he is satisfied that there are sufficient tugs to handle tanker traffic and possible accidents in Orkney, Shetland and the adjacent sea areas.

There are three tugs at Flotta and four at Sullom Voe. The adequacy of such vessels for Shetland and adjacent waters, as well as the routeing of tankers in this sea area, will be discussed by representatives of the Shetland Islands council and my officials on 25 January. Thereafter I will write to the right hon. Member.