LONDON: British officials are urgently investigating the circumstances around a vessel which was seized in France, Britain‘s environment, food and rural affairs minister George Eustice said on Thursday.
Asked by a lawmaker in parliament whether the trawler had a licence, Eustice said: “My officials are investigating the circumstances around this vessel that has been detained in France. It is too early to be able to identify precisely what happened.”
I have seen reports that it was on a list originally and then it appeared not to be on a list but it is something I have asked our officials to urgently investigate, he said.