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Shipping: MV Canna

Volume 712: debated on Monday 5 October 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Maritime and Coastal Agency knew that the MV Canna, a ferry between Ballycastle and Rathlin, operated from 5 September 2008 to 11 September 2008 without a valid passenger certificate and with no insurance cover. [HL5348]

As in my answer of 29 June (Official Report, col. WA23) the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) became aware that the MV Canna was operating without a valid passenger certificate on 3 October 2008, while completing the annual survey. The MCA is not required to check insurance cover for this class of vessel.