Originally Posted by codprawn
Was it one of your boats that capsised a few years ago? From what I have read all people were thrown clear and no serious injuries - maybe if they had been sitting on proper seats more people would have been trapped or injured by striking hard objects.
CP, no it was not one of our vessels. The point of the people being sat on the tubes is a very good one and I think was a key element in the survival rate of the PAX. My opinion is that the skipper and the vessel should be commended for recovering all from a serious position.
We had operated under the Voyages Of Discovery name in competition to TIEx for about 12 years and by 2002 were carring nearly two times more passengers than TIEx. The sale of TIEx enbaled us to operate under the TIEx name as well as the VOD name thus increasing pax numbers again.
The original TIEx boats were Ocean Dynamics which are well known as very able craft. However we did not engage these for the new TIEx company as we felt that our own vessels were more suitable for our own need and company ethos.
All the boats that we use for the RHIB sailings of VOD and TIEX are Quinquari Marine, a company that we also own. Further expansion is underway with a second Quinquari Marine base shortly to open on the West Coast of Scotland suppling turnkey commercial RHIb packages for the northern market. Details will be announced in Jan.