£36 million contract for new MOD Police Patrol Crafts

A £36 million contract has been awarded to Marine Specialised Technology to deliver 18 new police patrol crafts for the MOD and Gibraltar Defence Police (GDP) Forces.

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Gout Man

LE
Book Reviewer
Christ it comes to something if MOD Police in boats have to protect the RN.:scratch:
 
They look as though they could get over the Channel. Maybe HMG could send a couple of them to the Border Force for collecting illegals at the coast of France and popping them back for tea and biscuits. I see that officially they can carry four passengers, but I reckon you could get ten or fifteen on at a push.

In fact, perhaps it's time to take on the people traffickers at their own game. Charge fifty quid per person. Few hundred a day, we'd have the boats paid for in no time at all!
 
Christ it comes to something if MOD Police in boats have to protect the RN.:scratch:
Why? If a bunch of crusties on a speedboat make a dash for an SSBN, the MoD Plod can block them / arrest them; less of a PR nightmare than the RN preparing to repel boarders with bursts of 3 to 5 rounds 4B1T...

...and before you say "let Darwin take its course", I suspect the inevitable public enquiries (and legal claims that said crusties' Yooman Rights had been infringed, because they couldn't hear the shouted warnings) would cost more than a few boats.
 

Hopkins

Old-Salt
Why? If a bunch of crusties on a speedboat make a dash for an SSBN, the MoD Plod can block them / arrest them; less of a PR nightmare than the RN preparing to repel boarders with bursts of 3 to 5 rounds 4B1T...

...and before you say "let Darwin take its course", I suspect the inevitable public enquiries (and legal claims that said crusties' Yooman Rights had been infringed, because they couldn't hear the shouted warnings) would cost more than a few boats.

I thought the RN used 1B1T in that role?
 

RTU'd

LE
This is what they want.
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But they will get this.
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Not a gun in sight, but fast.
 
Does it come with an ice cream holder?
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(I'm insanely jealous. I was on foot patrol yesterday with a kit vest on and it was a tad warm!)
 

Yokel

LE
Does it come with an ice cream holder?
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(I'm insanely jealous. I was on foot patrol yesterday with a kit vest on and it was a tad warm!)

Sounds like you needed a Magnum.

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Serious mode on: Is there a national standard for watercraft operated by Police forces?
 
I wonder why the Sovereign Base Area Police in Cyprus aren't getting these vessels*. They desperately need something bigger than their RHIBs to patrol the maritime flanks of the SBAs.

*Yes, I know it will be about cash.
 
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