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Old 18 April 2010, 05:03   #1
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RIB's to/from Calais

On this am TV, Dan Snow was promoting RIB's picking up stranded 'Brits' in Calais.

Mentioned that anyone with a commercial ticket, should head in that direction.
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Old 18 April 2010, 05:29   #2
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On this am TV, Dan Snow was promoting RIB's picking up stranded 'Brits' in Calais.

Mentioned that anyone with a commercial ticket, should head in that direction.
Its all become a bit commercial since the last time we sent a flotilla of little ships to rescue our fellow countrymen from French soil hasn't it...
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Is anybody taking this seriously ?
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Its all become a bit commercial since the last time we sent a flotilla of little ships to rescue our fellow countrymen from French soil hasn't it...
There's a distinct lack of Stukas bombing them now though
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There's a distinct lack of Stukas bombing them now though
indeed and considerably less risk to the "rescuers" also! Although it sounds like this is a bit less commercial than it sounded at first: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8627922.stm
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indeed and considerably less risk to the "rescuers" also! Although it sounds like this is a bit less commercial than it sounded at first: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8627922.stm
this article has now been updated - and apparently he's been stopped in his tracks by French beaurocracy (presumably the french commercial skippers are benefitting!)
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all the time the frogs have got our guys there extracting large portions of money out of them, i would bet that everything has gone up around the ports, we should have left them to the germans
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Dan Snow, RIB rescue, Calais/Dover

What great coverage for ribs in the Mail, the Sun, The Metro etc today for Dan Snow's rescue of British Holiday makers from Calais. I notice it was JM Yachting with their fleet of grey Ribcrafts. What a hoot. Dunkirk re visited
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We had an enquiry yesterday from a family stranded at Calais and wanting to charter a RIB to get home!
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We had an enquiry yesterday from a family stranded at Calais and wanting to charter a RIB to get home!
I know of two RIBNet people running exactly that service - Jon Brooks from Horizon Sea Safaris, and Tim Meo from FunOnTheWater.biz. Not sure what take up has been like!

www.funonthewater.biz/emergencyshuttle
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