UK yard delivers maritime security hovercraft to Estonian, Hong Kong operators

The Hong Kong Marine Police's newest Griffon-built hovercraft

Southampton-based Griffon Hoverwork has delivered two newbuild hovercraft to the Estonian Border Guard and the Hong Kong Marine Police, respectively.

Each vessel has capacity for eight people or up to four stretchers or any combination up to a maximum payload of just under a tonne. Top speed is 30 knots at full load displacement.

Griffon claims the craft can also operate over shallow waters, debris, and ice.

Both units will be used for maritime security duties with the Hong Kong Marine Police hovercraft also slated for anti-smuggling and anti-illegal fishing operations.

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