In May 2014 Shoreline Marine Fabrication was awarded the contract to design, construct and supply two 10 metre coastal/inshore mono-hull patrol vessels to the Western Australia Police. The two vessels were built to replace two 8.5 metre rigid inflatable police boats as specialised purpose-built coastal/inshore patrol vessels. They will undertake a variety of tasking in the specialised range of inshore policing requirements under all weather conditions, functioning in circumstances and conditions most vessels would not experience.
The 10m patrol vessels include an innovative fender system, the first of its kind in Australia. This award-winning fender concept is the latest trend in the marine industry internationally, particularly in Europe, and has not yet been used in Australia until now. The innovative fender system is far superior to existing fender systems and offers the WA Police superior performance, custom perfect fit, long service life, fenders that are light, strong and flexible and offer no downtime and less servicing required due to leak-proof fenders.
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