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Rfa "Fort Austin"

Volume 33: debated on Monday 6 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer of 22 November, Official Report, c. 365, why no destination was specified by the master of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary "Fort Austin" in his announcement to the crew on 29 March.

For reasons of security, given the circumstances outlined by my right hon. Friend in his letter to the hon. Member of 22 November and which has since been published in the Official Report.—[Vol. 33, c. 99–100.]

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether Royal Fleet Auxiliary "Fort Austin" sailed from Gibraltar fully loaded.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when Royal Fleet Auxiliary "Fort Austin" replenished HMS "Endurance".

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given in reply to his question on 29 November.—[Vol. 33, c. 99.]

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether Royal Fleet Auxiliary "Fort Austin" replenished HMS "Endurance" at sea or in port.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether Royal Fleet Auxiliary "Fort Austin" carried fuel in drums during her deployment in the South Atlantic.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether Royal Fleet Auxiliary "Fort Austin" routinely carries a Sea King helicopter; and whether she possesses a hangar.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is Royal Fleet Auxiliary "Fort Austin's" total fuel capacity.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether Royal Fleet Auxiliary "Fort Austin" is equipped to carry out replenishment at sea using fuel from her own tanks.