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Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship) (Bilge Alarm) Regulations 2021 Lord Berkeley moved that this House regrets that the Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship) (Bilge Alarm) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/592), introduced as a result of the accident involving the ‘Abigail H’ at the port of Heysham in November 2008, have taken over 11 years to be introduced; further regrets that this delay has put at risk the safety of crews of 425 ships of a similar type on the UK Ship Register; and notes that nine similar incidents to those at Heysham had been reported to the Marine and Coastguard Agency since 1996. After debate, the motion was disagreed to (see division 4). [I]

Tuesday 13 July 2021 between 19:17 and 20:24

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Lord Berkeley to move that this House regrets that the Merchant Shipping (Cargo Ship) (Bilge Alarm) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/592), introduced as a result of the accident involving the ‘Abigail H’ at the port of Heysham in November 2008, have taken over 11 years to be introduced; further regrets that this delay has put at risk the safety of crews of 425 ships of a similar type on the UK Ship Register; and notes that nine similar incidents to those at Heysham had been reported to the Marine and Coastguard Agency since 1996. 4th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee (1 hour) [I]
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President, United Kingdom Marine Pilots Association

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