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Old 17 March 2007, 16:51   #1
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19 Meter Delta's

Saw this the other day up here in sunny Aberdeen's harbour and thought that it may be of interest to some of you other ribbers. 8 of these are on their way and have started trials on launch and recovery from the mother ships. 2 x 1000 Cat water jets! More info in Delta's website if you are interested
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Old 18 March 2007, 05:26   #2
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Is this ones mother(father?) ship called Goliath perchance?
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There were three in Port Edgar (nr Edinburgh) last year - Apparently they will be deployed around the coast to act as rescue craft for BP.
Understand that they are designed to do 40 knots in any weather conditions.
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We had 'ARRC 3' in Pwllheli last year en route to Holyhead for engine maintenance/repair.
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Yes, that one was in Holyhead for some work, and that they are support/emergency vessels for BP oilrigs.

I heard from someone who was doing said work that it was equipped with a fully functional operating theatre!!!!

Not sure I would want someone taking my appendix out in 40ft waves
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But the tubes don't touch the water; the designer obviously got it wrong.
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But the tubes don't touch the water; the designer obviously got it wrong.
Wind yer neck in Streako'.....
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similar sized RN ship inboard of the Delta tops out at 14knots...wonder if large ribs like that'll ever replace conventional hulls..
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Mother ships all built in China over the last couple of years. All named Caledonian ***, Vision, Vigilance etc. Boats are to be used in conjunction with helicopters as cover for BP platforms instead of each platform having its own dedicated standby boat. Caused a bit of fuss when suggested initially but still to be implemented. Watched them do recovery in the harbour here and it is a big lump to have hanging from 2 wires. Would love to see the same operation carried out in a good North sea chop. Was interesting enough seeing 6.5m seariders recovered.
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I heard from someone who was doing said work that it was equipped with a fully functional operating theatre!!!!
I heard the same.
Take the 'hospital' out and it would make a great cruiser!
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