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Old 07 April 2006, 06:16   #1
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These are lying in Port Edgar Marina on the River Forth. Belong to BP and seem to be a form of tug as kitted out for towing/pushing. Deltas, twin screw but don't know much else as nobody around them, but look great. Registered in George Town, Cayman Islands.
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Old 07 April 2006, 06:27   #2
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Now they ARE go anywhere RIBS!
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Well if they are excess to BP's requirements, I am willing to take one off there hands f.o.c. and am able to collect.
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They are 19metre delta's with twin 1000hp cats on jet drives.
They are designed to sit on davits on the rig support vessels in the north sea.
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Awesome - says something about how restrive British regs are that even BP have registered some RIBs in the Cayman Islands!!!
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They are 19metre delta's with twin 1000hp cats on jet drives.
They are designed to sit on davits on the rig support vessels in the north sea.

They DID look big until i saw the mother ship!!!
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I wonder how much they are??

Particularly when they are compared against something like the new Tamar class lifeboat?? I wouldn't be surprised if the basic boat and including the R+D is cheaper than the Tamar class.

Nice boats though. Not to sure about the tube across the transom cause it looks a bit strange. (Now I'm just being picky!! )

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Awesome - says something about how restrive British regs are that even BP have registered some RIBs in the Cayman Islands!!!
Yes those restrictive regulations that say make you employ British officers and Crew? Dreadful over government if you ask me.
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Yes those restrictive regulations that say make you employ British officers and Crew? Dreadful over government if you ask me.

Yes but what happens in the REAL world??? They just register elsewhere. Maybe if they relaxed some of the regs just a little it would help?
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