Oral Answers to Questions — Steamship "tritonia" (Explosion).

– in the House of Commons on 13th March 1929.

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Photo of Sir Basil Peto Sir Basil Peto , Barnstaple


asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can now give the result of the representations he has made to the Colombian Government on the subject of the arrest of the captain and crew of the British steamer "Tritonia"; whether they have been released; and what is the nature of the charge made against them?

Photo of Mr Austen Chamberlain Mr Austen Chamberlain , Birmingham West

The captain, officers and crew of the "Tritonia" were detained by the Colombian authorities for the purpose of an inquiry into the cause of and responsibility for the explosion. The crew were allowed to leave Buenaventura on 7th March, and the captain and officers on 8th March.