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Transport written question – answered on 2nd November 2011.

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Photo of Eilidh Whiteford Eilidh Whiteford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Agriculture and Fisheries)

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.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

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


Three incidents—north of Strathy Point (between Cape Wrath and Dunnet Head); north of Cape Wrath; and west of Skye, Little Minch


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

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