Shipping: Detentions

House of Lords written question – answered on 17th October 2011.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many commercial ships have been detained in the United Kingdom in each of the past three years (a) because they were unseaworthy, or (b) because of the pay and conditions of the crew.

Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Lords Spokesperson (Department for Transport), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

In the past three complete business years, the number of detentions are as follows:

Number of Detentions
Year Non-Compliance with Merchant Shipping Legislation Crew Working and Living Conditions
2008-09 67 0
2009-10 59 0
2010-11 41 0

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