Date lodged: 13 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government for what reason Marine Scotland did not provide a response to the licence application by Cromarty Firth Ports Authority, in December 2015, to carry out ship-to-ship oil transfers.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 24 January 2017
Marine Scotland is a Directorate of Scottish Government. The Scottish Government is not a formal consultation body for Ship to Ship Licence applications under the Merchant Shipping (Ship-to-Ship Transfers) Regulations 2010. We expect an invitation from the UK Government torespond on a revised application.