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Summer Morn

Volume 115: debated on Friday 1 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if, in view of the Summer Morn incident in the Irish sea on 18 February 1987, he will now ensure that all inspectors' reports into the disappearance of vessels in the Irish sea over the period of five years are published in full.

Three United Kingdom fishing vessels have disappeared in the Irish sea in unexplained circumstances between 1982 and 1986. Inspectors' reports are confidential to my Department and the reports on these three losses will not be published, but the Department's investigations found no evidence of submarine involvement as there was in the Summer Morn incident.