Guard Ships

Our two guard vessels are operated through our sister company Kurt Fish Sales Ltd., and are an active legacy of the company’s prominent role in the fishing industry.

They provide an effective fishing liaison and guard ship duties to protect any vulnerable sub-sea or surface installation from fishing activities or other marine traffic movements.

The gillnetter Rachael S, and the seine netter, Sorrento, are kept in first-rate condition by local professional marine engineers, electricians and shipwrights.

They are proven as guard vessels and through fishing liaison work in the oil and gas, offshore renewables and cable laying sectors.

Increasingly, their work is on offshore wind farms during construction and operation and maintenance.

The vessels also carry certificates of British registry, general load line exemption, MCA fishing vessel safety, plus all the necessary radio certificates and a full stability book.

Rachael S

The Rachael S is a very well maintained gillnetter. She has been used as a guard vessel on a number of offshore wind farms, including Greater Gabbard and Sheringham Shoal.

She has seen extensive use for rig standby and radar-tracking work and has also been employed for various fishing trials, research and telecoms cable guard work.

Name: Rachael S
Port of Registry: Grimsby
Built: 1975

Specification

Length O.A.: 20.10m
Breadth: 5.58m
Depth: 2.36m
Engines: Volvo 201kW

Wheel house equipment

Furuno Felom Sat.C.Terminal
Satelite Phone
G.P.S (3 of) Furono GP 80
A.R.P.A Radar (2 of) Furono RDP119 and Furono 1510 mk3
V.H.F (3 of 2) 2 sailor 1 furono GMDSS
A.I.S Transponder Simrad Class A
Max sea plotter
Sodena plotter
Sonar furuno SC601
Nav text furuno NX300
H.F Main transmitter sailor compact HF SSB RE2100

Life Saving Equipment

Life rafts 2 x 8 man
Life jackets 6 with lights (more can be put on board if required)
Rockets x 12
Line throwing rockets x 2
First aid kit MCA Cat B 123 man

Insurance

Full hull and machinery, P&I Cover, and crew personal accident

Accommodation

The Rachael S provides accommodation for five men plus skipper.

Further Information

Over the past 10 years Rachael S has, as well as its fishing operations, been used extensively by the NFFO, Shell, BP, Statoil, Philips, Conoco, for rig standby work and radar tracking guard work.

She has also been used by CEFAS for various fishing trials and research, and to guard the Sheringham Shoal and Greater Gabbard wind farms.

The vessel is maintained to a very high standard by local, professional marine engineers, electricians and shipwrights.

She also carries a certificate of British registry, general load line exemption certificate, MCA fishing vessel safety certificate, all necessary radio certificates and a full stability book.

Sorrento

Sorrento, like Rachael S, has been used extensively for rig standby and radar tracking guard work.

Increasingly, her duties are offshore wind related and she has been used as a guard vessel on the Greater Gabbard, London Array and Sheringham Shoal wind farms.

She is well equipped to provide guard duty service and liaise with other ships to maintain a good standard of safety around the wind farms.

Name: Sorrento
Port of Registry: Grimsby
Built: 1974

Specification

Length O.A.: 21.77 m
Breadth:  5.64m
Depth: 2.29m
Engines: Caterpillar  3406 B-T

Wheel House Equipment

Furono Felom Sat.C.Terminal
Satellite Phone
G.P.S (3 of)
A.R.P.A Radar (2 of)
V.H.F ( 2 of)
G.M.D.S.S VHF (1 of)
G.M.D.S.S Mainn transmitter
Simrad echo sounder
Furono Navtex NX 300
Max sea plotter
Furono plotter

Life Saving Equipment

Life rafts 2 x 8 man
Life jackets 6 with lights (more can be put on board if required)
Rockets x 12
Line throwing rockets x 2
First aid kit MCA Cat B 123 man
Insurance
Full hull and machinery, P&I Cover, and crew personal accident.

Accommodation

The Sorrento provides accommodation for five men plus skipper.

Further Information

Over the past 15 years Sorrento has, as well as its fishing operations, been used extensively by the NFFO, Shell, BP, Statoil, Philips and Conoco, for rig standby work and radar tracking guard work.

She is well equipped to provide guard duty service and liaise with other ships to maintain a good standard of safety around wind farms.

The vessel also carries a certificate of British registry, general load line exemption certificate, MCA fishing vessel safety certificate, all necessary radio certificates and a full stability book.

Sorrento is maintained to a very high standard by local, professional marine engineers, electricians and shipwrights.

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