Watchful is a bespoke design patrol vessel and she was purpose built in Finland and delivered to the Sussex IFCA in 2003. The vessel was constructed to support modern inshore fisheries management needs. Watchful is crewed by qualified and experienced Sussex IFCA officers and research staff. The vessels capacity enables her to operate throughout the Sussex IFCA district conducting compliance and survey operations. Watchful’s high technical specification and build quality provides a safe, robust well equipped and comfortable platform from which a wide range of marine operations can be conducted.