To ask the Secretary of State for Transport at what locations the coastguard has used emergency towing vessels in operations off the Scottish coast in the last five years.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has tasked an emergency towing vessel to the following locations in Scottish waters in the years 2007 to 2011.
One incident—East of Lerwick
One incident—Lerwick, Shetland
Five incidents—north of Cape Wrath; east of Copinsay, Orkney; west of Skye Bridge: south of Rhum; and Glendanda
Two incidents—north-east of Berwick—later berthed Dundee; and north north-east Lerwick