Mis-fuelling of motor vehicles

Nick Panchaud made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Belfast Harbour Commissioners

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Belfast Harbour Commissioners,

Mis-filling of motor vehicles with the wrong fuel is a major issue in the UK with the costs of doing so ranging from £300 for a simple drain and flush through of the tank to over £5000 for those unfortunate enough to irreparably damage their engine. The AA has estimated that 150,000 such events occur each year. In addition, there is a heavy cost in terms of missed appointments and inconvenience.

Q1. Please provide the number of diesel vehicles currently operated by the Authority.

Q2. The number of occasions any of these vehicles has been misfilled with petrol requiring unscheduled servicing during each of the last two years.

Q3. Please provide the total direct cost associated with the mis-fuelling events.

Q4. If the motor vehicles are owned/maintained by a leasing company please provide the name of the leasing company.

Yours faithfully,

Nick Panchaud

Tom O'Connor, Belfast Harbour Commissioners

1 Atodiad

Nick,

I refer to your Freedom of Information request dated 15th September 2010,
regarding the mis-fuelling of motor vehicles. Please see our response to
the questions you had posed: -

Q1. Please provide the number of diesel vehicles currently operated by the
Authority.

A: We have 50 Diesel vehicles in our fleet across all departments

Q2. The number of occasions any of these vehicles has been mis-filled with
petrol requiring unscheduled servicing during each of the last two years.

A: None

Q3. Please provide the total direct cost associated with the mis-fuelling
events.

A: Nothing, given that there were no such incidents

Q4. If the motor vehicles are owned/maintained by a leasing company please
provide the name of the leasing company.

A: The vehicles are owned and maintained by the organisation

I hope the answers provided above address your query? If you are unhappy
with the handling of this request you may ask for an internal review. You
should contact: -

Mr. Maurice Bullick

Finance Director

Belfast Harbour Commissioners

Corporation Square

Belfast

BT1 3AL

If you are unhappy about the outcome of the internal review, you then have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The contact details are: -

ICO Northern Ireland Regional Office

51 Adelaide Street

BELFAST

BT2 8FE

Please contact me if you have any queries

Regards,

Tom

Thomas P. O'Connor

Marketing & Communications Manager

DD: 02890 554403 M: 07825 140861

www.belfast-harbour.co.uk

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