Dáil Éireann - Volume 291 - 25 May, 1976

Written Answers. - Irish Registered Ships.

[51] 77. Mr. B. Desmond asked the Minister for Transport and Power the number of Irish registered ships and tonnage at 1st January, 1976; the number of personnel at sea on Irish ships on 1st January, 1976; the number of shore personnel of the B & I Shipping Company and Irish Shipping Ltd. on 1st January, 1976; the number of seamen on Irish registered ships; and the number injured and killed while serving on ships during each year from 1970 to date.

Minister for Transport and Power (Mr. P. Barry): The information requested is set out in the following tables:

(a) Irish registered ships at 1st January, 1976.

Number

Gross Tonnage

65

205,654

(b) Number of personnel at sea on Irish ships on 1st January, 1976:—1,037.

(c) Number of shore personnel on 1st January, 1976.

B. & I.

Irish Shipping

1,085

115

(d) Number of seamen employed on Irish-registered ships (including personnel temporarily on shore leave, etc.):

Date

Number

31/12/70

1,267

31/12/71

1,334

31/12/72

1,343

31/12/73

1,364

31/12/74

1,370

31/12/75

1,350

Note:—The method of compilation of these figures was revised some time ago and has resulted in the adjustment of figures published in earlier years.

[52] NUMBER of seamen on Irish registered ships killed and injured during each year 1970 to date:

Year

Killed (including drowned)

Injured

1970

1

29

1971

1

32

1972

2

16

1973

4

23

1974

5

28

1975

1

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