The Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency vessel the "Sulisker" and "HMS Tyne" in Leith Docks, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

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The Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency vessel the "Sulisker" and "HMS Tyne" in Leith Docks, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
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The "Sulisker", commissioned in 1980, is one of four vessels that the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency operates around the coast of Scotland. The principal aim of the SFPA is to enforce fisheries legislation and regulations in Scottish seas and ports. "HMS Tyne", a river-class offshore patrol vessel, is one of the Royal Navy's newest ships and was built at the Vosper Thornycroft shipyard in Southampton. The ship's role will be enforcement of national and EU fisheries legislation around the British coastline and the protection of oil and gas installations. Note the new shaped 'ram bow' which is intended to reduce the ship's wake and resistance in the water. These ships were taking part in the 2003 Edinburgh Festival of the Sea.