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SS Richard Montgomery

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL14953, tabled on 1 April 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the resident population within a (1) 2.5 kilometre, and (2) 5 kilometre radius of the wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery; and how close the petrochemical installations at the Isle of Grain are to that wreck.

Answered on

9 April 2019

Given the wreck’s distance offshore, (1) a radius of 2.5km from the wreck does not encompass any populated areas. (2) While exact population figures are not available at this scale, a radius of 5km from the wreck would encompass areas of population of the Isle of Sheppey and the Isle of Grain.

The LNG terminal on the Isle of Grain is approximately 6.5km from the wreck.