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Soviet-Registered Vessels

Volume 978: debated on Friday 15 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will list the British ports at which Soviet-registered vessels made calls within the latest 12-month period for which figures are available, indicating the number of such calls during this period in each case.

The information for 1979 is as follows:

Aberdeen11
Ardrossan1
Avonmouth30
Ayr1
Barry9
Belfast40
Blyth2
Boston12
Bristol3
Burton on Stather1
Cardiff21
Creeksea22
Dover2
Dundee4
Eastham10
Ellesmere Port35
Falmouth97
Fawley9
Felixstowe2
Fowey16
Garston23
Glasgow4
Goole43
Grangemouth43
Great Yarmouth5
Greenock3
Grimsby15
Gunness34
Hartlepool9
Harwich1
Heysham10
Holyhead1
Howendyke3
Hull157
Immingham48
Inverness2
Ipswich6
Isle of Grain5
Keadby5
Kings Lynn29
Kirkwall1
Leith17
Lerwick12
Liverpool74
London378
Manchester10
Margate1
Mersey Bar3
Methil3
Milford Haven43
Neaphouse5
Newhaven8
Newport31
Nore Anchorage5
Oakhamness6
Plymouth10
Portbury10
Portsmouth10
Preston11
Rochester20
Rochford1
Runcorn3
Saltend11
Scapa Flow3
Sharpness4
Sheerness5
Shellhaven3
Shoreham36
Southampton33
Southend3
Stanlow1
Sunderland1
Swansea10
Tail of the Bank1
Tees36
Teignmouth1
Torquay1
Tyne19
Warrenpoint1
Whitstable1
The total number of port calls by Soviet-registered vessels in 1979 was 1,606. This figure includes calls by vessels of both the Soviet merchant and fishing fleets.