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HM Customs & Excise

HM Revenue & Customs

UK Border Agency

Border Force

HM Cutter Seeker      (2001)

HM Cutter Searcher  (2002)

HM Cutter Vigilant      (2003)

HM Cutter Valiant       (2004)


Builder;  Damen Shipyards, Gorinchem, Netherlands


Damen Stan Patrol 4207


42.08m x 7.11m x 2.52m


2 x Caterpillar 3516B DI-TA elec Diesel Engines 2,088 kW (2,800 hp)


7m RIB

3.8 m Rescue Boat


Endurance 14 days. Crew 12


HM Cutter Protector  (2013)


Builder; Uki Workboat Ltd, Uusikaupunki, Finland


49.7m x 7.5m x 3.9m


2 x Wärtsilä 12V200 Diesel Engines 2,700 kW (3,620 hp)


7.4m RIB


Endurance 14 days. Crew 12


Ex.  VL Tavi  2002-2013 (Finnish Frontier Guard)

Video clips of HMC Valiant at sea can be found on the Skyworks web site.   http://archive.skyworks.co.uk (search for Cutter)



HMC&E/HMRC ensign flown pre August 2009

UKBA ensign flown after August 2009