One of the most interesting boats on the floating pontoon at Seawork International 2007 will be the Holyhead Marine, 15m MoD Police Patrol Boat. This first of class boat, designed by Camarc Ltd and built by the Anglesey based yard is to serve as the next generation MoD Police craft.
The new design GRP hulled vessel is also a natural for other patrol roles, the pilot boat market and other workboat applications. The Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) has the largest Marine capability of any police force in the UK, with units at HM Naval Bases at Devonport, Portsmouth and Faslane on the Clyde. MDP Marine Police officers exercise constabulary powers and privileges in UK territorial waters in relation to Crown property. They escort and protect warships and submarines, both UK and international, within the Dockyard Ports.
Posted on: 2006-06-04