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Remontowa launches Fishery Protection
Vessel for Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency

In November 2005, after winning the open EU tender, Remontowa S.A. signed the contract with Scottish Ministers represented by Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency for design, construction and delivery of Fishery Protection Vessel.

In result - the latest addition to the Agency’s fleet of Fishery Protection Vessels - FPV Hirta - was launched on Friday 17 August 2007. The vessel is being built by Remontowa in Poland and the launch took place at subsidiary Northern Shipyard. The launching ceremony was conducted by Mrs Jacqueline Horsburgh, wife of the Agency’s Marine Superintendent.

Following the launch, Remontowa will now complete the fitting-out of the vessel, which is then scheduled to be handed over to the Agency in December 2007.

The primary function of the vessel covers fishery protection operations in waters surrounding the mainland and islands of Scotland. In addition the ship will operate in the North East Atlantic Fisheries commission waters beyond the 200 mile limits. The areas of operation include open sea, shallow coastal waters and estuaries and sounds with strong tidal currents.

Vessel is a mono-hull design with all welded hull, superstructure and all appendages constructed of mild steel. The vessel is single screw, with diesel electric propulsion comprising three generators, and two propulsion motors. Marine gas oil will be the fuel used throughout. Vessel is to be built to meet the UMS standards with full bridge control.

The vessel is arranged with an open clear working deck aft. The arrangement of the working deck and associated deck machinery is designed for safe operation utilising a minimum crew on deck.

The vessel is expected to and designed for operation throughout the patrol area in all seasons and to achieve maximum efficiency for boarding boat operations, with deck arrangement, stability and sea-keeping properties to be optimised and co-ordinated to provide a safe working platform in conditions up to winds of Beaufort force 6 and sea state 5-6.

Main particulars

Length overall

84.0 m

Length between perpendiculars

72.0 m

Breadth moulded

13.0 m

Depth to main deck

8.2 m

Draught - midships

4.5 m

Draught - max

5.5 m

Cruising speed

12 knots

Maximum service speed

18 knots


22 persons


430 t

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