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Merchant Ships (Requisitioning)

Volume 22: debated on Thursday 29 April 1982

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asked the Minister for Trade if he will list all those merchant ships which have been requisitioned or chartered in relation to the Falkland Islands operation.

Yes. The following vessels have been requisitioned:

  • "Canberra"
  • "Elk"
  • "Salvageman"
  • "Irishman"
  • "Yorkshireman"
  • "Uganda"
  • "Stena Seaspread"
  • "Cordella"
  • "Farnella"
  • "Junella"
  • "Northella"
  • "Atlantic Conveyor"
  • "Pict"
  • "Norland"
  • "Europic Ferry"
  • "Saxonia"
The following vessels have been chartered:

  • "British Tamar"
  • "British Esk"
  • "British Tay"
  • "British Dart"
  • "British Test"
  • "British Trent"
  • "British Avon"
  • "British Wye"
  • "Eburna"
  • "Anco Charger"
  • "Ingram Osprey"
  • "Fort Toronto"
  • "Iris"
  • "Lycaon"
  • "Corona"
  • "Alvega"
  • "Vinga Star"
  • "G A Walker" (now off charter)

asked the Minister for Trade whether procedures exist for requisitioning British-owned merchant ships now flying flags of convenience should they be needed in future to support military operations; and if he will set out such procedures in the Official Report.