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North Sea (Crane Operation)

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will set up an inquiry into the safe operation of cranes, in sea conditions, throughout the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea.

We do not propose to to set up an inquiry into the safe operation of cranes offshore. However, we have commissioned a firm of consultant engineers to look into the problems of loading and unloading supply vessels in offshore conditions. Its report is due soon.