Fisheries Protection Vessel Barrule
The Barrule is a 22 metre patrol vessel specifically designed and built to enable Isle of Man Fisheries Officers to enforce Sea Fisheries Legislation within the Isle of Man’s Territorial Sea. She was built by Souter Marine in the Isle of Wight and delivered to the Department in January 2000. The vessel is fully equipped with the necessary radio navigation aids such as radar and DGPS and can operate in all sea conditions where fishing is likely to be taking place. It carries sufficient fuel and stores and has the necessary accommodation to enable the vessel to stay at sea so that extended patrols can be undertaken. It is powered by two Caterpillar diesel engines each rated at 450 hp. It has the option of carrying either a 6.5 metre Delta or MST RIB both of which can be quickly launched and recovered from a stern ramp. The RIB’s are used to safely transfer Fisheries Officers between the Barrule and any fishing vessels that require to be boarded at sea. They are also used to patrol the inshore areas of the Manx coast line.
The MST RIB was purchased in 2009 and named Enbarr which was the name of the Departments first patrol vessel. The Enbarr is capable of operating as a standalone unit and can be deployed from any suitable slip at short notice and is generally used as a fast reaction platform. It is powered by a Volvo diesel engine and has top speed in excess of 30 knots. It is also has a comprehensive range of navigational aids so it can if required operate at night and in poor visibility.