I have resisted commenting on this thread because (a) I know nothing about coding, since we use a different system here and (b) you guys were having so much fun slagging each other.
Now that everyone has settled down I will say that a RIB tour outfit here in Tobermory (Canada) frequently uses their RIBs to ferry passengers from their larger steel tour boats to a dock, when water levels are too low to get the big boats in. The length of the trip is about 100 feet, and the water depth would average about 2 1/2 feet when water levels are low. If I was to take a picture of them at just the "right" time, you would see a loaded RIB with not a lifejacket in sight.
When the company (here) is using their RIBs as they should be (bombing around at 40 knots through rough seas) everyone on board is wearing either an auto-inflatable PFD or a full flotation suit if the weather is cold or wet.
My point is that it might not be fair to pass judgement on this guy by looking at a couple of photos taken adjacent to a wharf. Is it possible that he was simply ferrying his passengers a very short distance at slow speed? (Some would say that even under those circumstances, life-vests should be worn, but others would not...)
Also, and I don't mean to speak for Tim, but I took his comments to mean that it might not be appropriate to criticize a commercial enterprise in public, when the "offending" enterprise is unable to defend itself. I don't know the law there, but I suspect that such comments could result in legal action over here! (But then we are mighty close to the USA, so we are increasingly learning about litigation for the smallest of reasons!)