Defence Equipment: Gibraltar

Defence written question – answered on 26th October 2011.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the book value is of the surplus vessels and equipment for sale by tender in Gibraltar.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The surplus vessels and equipment for sale by tender in Gibraltar are advertised on the website:

Net Book Values (the cost of the asset minus depreciation) is an accounting device and bears no relation to the reserve price set by the Disposal Services Authority for the sale of the items, which are shown in the following table:

Disposal Services Authority Reference Description Net Book Value (NBV)
DSA (G) 567 Cyclone Harbour Launch 120.23
DSA (G) 620 Typhoon Speedboat(1) (2)
DSA (G) 665 (grouped into 35 Lots) Dumb Sullage Lighter 27.91
  Twin Unit Tractor Tug 446.42
  Range Safety Craft 78.06
  Brow (2)
  20 Ton Mobile Crane (2)
  30 Ton Mobile Crane (2)
  2 Milling Machines 12,448.09
  Pillar Drill (2)
  3 Mobile Steam Boilers 2,610.44
  Dumper (2)
  Grinder Planer Blade (2)
  Mechanical Brow 78,638.83
  Pedestal Buffer (2)
  2 Cherry Pickers 17.91
  2 Compressors (2)
  2 Load Test Units 15,253.19
  4 Centre Lathes (2)
  Horizontal Borer (2)
  Blade Sharpener Bandsaw (2)
  60 Ton Hydraulic Press (2)
  Sonic Tank (2)
  Rinse Tank (2)
  Condenser Dryer Unit (2)
  Engraving Machine (2)
  Grinder (2)
  HP Air Compressor (2)
  Grinder Circular Saw Blade (2)
(1) Vessel recovered at sea by Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Ministry of Defence property by default as vessel not claimed. (2) NBV not held.

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