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Old 08 November 2008, 19:30   #1
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RIBS on TV

RIBs are featured on Animal Planet's "Whale Wars" and on The History Channel's "Shadow Force". On "Whale Wars", the Sea Shepherd Society manages to swamp then capsize their RIB while launching it from the ship. It looked like a Zodiac but not sure; it didn't appear that too many people onboard had any concept of seamanship. The private military contractors on "Shadow Force" had a Vosper Thornycraft diesel powered RIB tricked out with FLIR and a LDAP audio amplifier.
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I watched the Whale Wars show, primarily because there are RIBs involved. I believe they turtled the Delta, while the grey RIB they have is a Zodiac. I agree about the lack of seamanship.

I'll set the DVR to record Shadow Force. Thanks!
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Seeing inflatable boats in use by a Sea Shepherd crew always evokes mixed feelings from me. My initial reaction upon seeing any inflatable boat is to want to see an impressive display of how capable it is. But then upon realizing that the crew is comprised of a nasty collection of misogynist terrorists, I start thinking "Oh please, just this once...".
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i guess now we know what happens when you drag a rib sideways from a cable while underway as well as why you shouldn't beat the propellers of your helicopter with a huge gaff.

i can't wait for next week!
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There is a quick montage of the show on Youtube, just search under "Whale Wars". While you don't get the whole watching a train wreck effect, you will see enough of the RIB capsizing incident to figure out what happened. I just watched it again tonight (DVR) and it just baffles me how everyone just stands there and lets it happen, from the bridge down to the boat deck. Guess they missed the chapter on sea painters and underway boat launching not to mention MOB recovery. They need a crusty USCG Chief Boatswain's Mate in the worst way.
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But then upon realizing that the crew is comprised of a nasty collection of misogynist terrorists, I start thinking "Oh please, just this once...".

So, I'm not the only one, huh?

Haven't yet seen the show, but I'm curious if any of the footage can be used to prosecute piracy at sea. I've seen footage of Greenpeace boarding (illegally) whaling ships before.

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Part that really pissed me off was when the delta went missing ,while attempting to intercept the whaler in bad weather at night .
The captain was asleep and the second in command decided to keep course for a rendevouz to get other crew members back from the Japanese.

Anything could have happened to the Delta crew,while the " crew hostages" were at least safe on the whaler.
Where the hell did they get this crew from !!!

Some third member of Sea Shepard stepped ,in took control (told the second in command to shut up) and instigated a search.

When the Delta finaly showed up safe, this guy got his arse chewed from the captain for not following the "chain of command".
Stopped watching the series right there.What a pile of misfits.
Congrats to the "chewed one" (think Norwegian) who was the only one with a brain and balls!
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I've seen the Whale Wars episode, absolutely nuts!

I've actually been seeing RIBs quite a bit on some of the network shows as well. I watched Numbers on CBS a few weeks ago and saw a RIB, not sure what kind, might have been a Ribcraft and then I saw a sweet black RIB on CSI Miami not too long ago as well.
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The new James Bond movie has a Nice RIB chase in black Avons. and its like 5min long...
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