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Old 21 March 2005, 19:26   #1
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Must change the colour!!

Ok,
so much for a bright orange RIB;it's attracting way too much attention!!
Got pulled over by the Coastguard again today 2nd time in week.!!!
This time one of the SAFE boats checked me out.(Think really they are just jeolous as they arn't the only ones with orange boats anymore!!)

I was taking some photos of a warship leaving under escort of 4 navy patrol RIBS and guess the wanted to make sure I was not a threat.
(Anyway ;gives me the chance to get some nice shots of their boats so can't complain.)

On the way back went past the Navy animal training center(Use seals and dolphins to check for mines etc) saw this RIB with diver in the water and"flipper"up front.
cheers Dal
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Old 21 March 2005, 20:30   #2
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SAFE RBB's

Some interesting stuff on the SAFE RBB's.
http://www.safeboats.com/default/home.html
The video section has some good footage!
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Nice pics Limeydal.

Better luck next time you go out!!
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Old 22 March 2005, 04:33   #4
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Nice pics!

I thought they'd stopped using dolphins for that sort of work as they tended to b*gger off and enjoy themselves rather than doing the things they were supposed to????

Wasn't it this last one in Iraq that they released 20 dolphins to do some mine clearance and not one of them came back, but were all spotted jumping around like idiots about half a mile from where they should have been!

Nice one dolphins!
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Old 22 March 2005, 11:23   #5
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Pettal,
dolphins must have thought it was their holidays
Don't blame them!

They use all sorts of animals;
http://www.spawar.navy.mil/sandiego/

Go to section on Marine Mammals.

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