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Marchioness Inquiry

Volume 202: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if, pursuant to his written answer of 13 January on the second Marchioness inquiry, Official Report, column 504, he will add to the list of accidents on the River Thames to which he has drawn to the attention of Mr Hayes and his adviser the following: (a) collision between Bowbelle and M V Catford, at East Greenwich, 23 January 1965, (b) collision between Bowbelle and SS De Baif, at Dagenham, 11 November 1965, (c) collision between Bowbelle and Elertonia, at Halfway Reach, 16 January 1967, (d) collision between Bowbelle and Jo Tor, River Thames, 26 April 1967, (e) collision between Bowbelle and MV Bradfield, at Gravesend, 13 January 1971, (f) Bowbelle collision with Cannon Street railway bridge, 26 May 1982 and (g) collision between Bowbelle and Bowsprite, Upper Pool, 5 November 1987.

I shall be pleased to draw these incidents to the attention of Mr. Hayes.