Not the La Mouette, the French pirate ship in Daphne du Maurier’s novel Frenchman’s Creek, instead our customers were treated to a customs boat on the 26th August this year!
The HMC Searcher is one of five ships patrolling UK boarders. She is a HMC UKBF 42m Customs Cutter Class measuring nearly 43 metres long and was built in The Netherlands in 2002.
She was one of two HMC Cutters who siezed £80m worth of cocaine from a fishing vessel off the coast of Falmouth on the 18th August! One of the UK’s largest hauls!