P&O Ferries: Safety

(asked on 18th August 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department made of the effect of (a) crew numbers and (b) working hours at P&O ferries on crew and passenger safety.


Answered by
Robert Courts Portrait
Robert Courts
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
This question was answered on 6th September 2021

The Department has not made an assessment of the effects of crew numbers and working hours on P&O Ferries operations. P&O have no UK-flagged vessels and operate on international routes. Their vessels are primarily subject to the laws of the country in which they are registered but are inspected by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency as UK Port State Authority to ensure compliance with relevant safety standards and regulations.

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