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Motor Vessel "Jemrix" (Collision)

Volume 24: debated on Wednesday 26 May 1982

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asked the Minister of Trade, if he will make a statement about the collision of the motor vessel "Jemrix" with the British Gas methane terminal jetty at Canvey Island on 20 May.

[pursuant to his reply, 25 May 1982, c. 262]: The collision of the United Kingdom registered ship "Jemrix" with the jetty at the methane terminal at Canvey island occurred at 00.25 hours on 20 May. The Department of Trade is carrying out a preliminary inquiry.I am informed by British Gas that although a number of pipes on the jetty suffered the effects of the collision none contained liquefied natural gas at the time except for minimal residues which subsequently leaked as a result of purging operations.