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No negative impact – Police boat out of service

Marine police on patrol in BVI (File photo)

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said it is not encountering any operational ‘issues’ although one of its vessels has been out of service.

One of the three police vessels, St Ursula, has been seen in a dockyard at Nanny Cay Marina for many weeks now.

Responding to BVI News Online queries regarding the boat, Information Officer at the RVIPF Diane Drayton said: “The RVIPF has three police boats – a launch and two fast ribs. The launch, St Ursula, is undergoing a planned refurbishment and servicing which will ensure she remains fit for purpose for the future.”

“This has not created any issues for the Force as this was planned several months ago. The Force also works in partnership with HM Customs, and has access to their fleet for operational matters as an added capability if required,” Drayton further said.

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