Our Staff & Patrol Vessels

Our Team

NEIFCA employs fifteen staff in a range of roles covering both land based and offshore operations including a dedicated environmental/scientific section. All operational activity is headed by the Chief Inshore Fisheries and Conservation (IFC) Officer supported by a Deputy Chief IFC Officer who has specific functions for the management of offshore and land based activities.

Specific functions relating to policy and procedure within the Authority are led and overseen by a Clerk, appointed through NEIFCA’s lead Local Authority, East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

NEIFCA Patrol Vessels

North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NEIFCA) owns and operates three vessels to support the delivery of its statutory duties and responsibilities. These include a main vessel, North Eastern Guardian III and two rigid inflatable boats (RIBS), ‘Bravo 1’ a 6.4 m vessel carried by the main vessel during routine fisheries patrol work and a 9.5 m Cabin RIB, ‘Protector III’. All three vessels are coded to MCA workboat standard and fully equipped to work in a stand alone capacity.

NEG III image

North Eastern Guardian III

North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NEIFCA) operates a modern purpose built patrol/research vessel from the port of Whitby, North Yorkshire. North Eastern Guardian III is unique in her class. She has been designed and equipped to operate as a state of the art research/monitoring platform and is equipped for Acoustic Ground Discrimination, sub sea surveying and biological/benthic habitat assessment. To compliment the vessel and enhance her abilities she also carries a 6m RIB equipped with net/trap hauler. The rib allows near shore working of survey equipment, in locations that other larger vessels would not be able to access. The rib is also available for works independent of NEG III as she can be transported on her own trailer.

The vessel's specification is as follows:

Vessel Name: North Eastern Guardian III

Callsign: 2AGN3

MMSI: 235059422

Classification: Lloyds

Registry: Small ships

Port of Registry: Whitby

Hull Type: Semi displacement

Hull Material: Aluminium

OAL: 26.3 metres

Hull Length: 25.35 metres

Registered Length: 23.90 metres

Length W.L: 21.75 metres

Max Breadth: 6.0 metres

Max Draught: 1.5 metres

Displacement: 55 tonnes

Speed: 26 knots

Engines: Cat C32 2 x 1000 KW

Passengers/crew: Max 12

Bravo 1 image

Bravo I

Bravo 1 was built by Boomeranger RIBS in Helsinki Finland in 2007 and designed to be ‘carried’, launched and recovered by NEG III on a stern ramp system. Bravo I is a 6.4m RIB powered by an inboard Penta Volvo diesel engine capable of a top speed of 30 knots.

The vessel carries a range of communication and navigational equipment including a combined plotter/sounder and a pot/net hauling system. Although the vessel is routinely carried by NEG III to support the boarding and inspection of vessels at sea it can also operate in a stand alone capacity from the main vessel.

Bravo 1 image

Protector III

Protector III was built and delivered by the Delta Power Group UK in 2021 and is designed to act as a stand alone, fast, intercept patrol craft. Protector III is a 9.5m cabin rigid inflatable boat (RIB) powered by twin diesel jet drives and capable of a top speed of 35 knots.

The vessel carries a range of high specification navigational and communication equipment and can operate safely in a variety of weather conditions up 60 nautical miles from shore.

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