Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Irish Shipping Ltd.

61.

asked the Minister for Transport and Power the number of vessels, the property of Irish Shipping Ltd., at present on charter to other shipping companies and to other nations; and the names and addresses of such shipping companies, and the nations concerned.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement I propose, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, to have it circulated with the Official Report.

Following is the statement:

Irish Shipping Ltd.—Vessels on Time Charter Abroad.

Vessel

Charterer

Trading Area.

Irish Sycamore

H. Peabody & Co. London,

Europe/North America.

Irish Rowan

N.Y.K., Tokyo, Japan.

Australia/Japan.

Irish Plane

Vigo Steamship Co. New York, U.S.A.

Scandinavia/North America.

Irish Ash

Peruvian National Shipping Line, Callao, Peru.

North America/South America.

Irish Alder

do.

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Irish Elm

Olof Wallenius, Walleniusrederierna Stockholm, Sweden.

Europe/U.S.A./Japan.

Of the company's remaining three vessels, the "Irish Spruce", and "Irish Poplar" operate the Company's Ireland/Britain/U.S.A. liner services and the "Irish Cedar" is on voyage charter to Gouldings Ltd., mainly operating between Casablanca and Irish ports.