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Old 12 January 2012, 07:08   #1
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Big Rib on a Big Boat

I've just been watching this boat sailing into the Moray Firth, it looks as if it's heading to Invergordon (Cromarty Firth). I think it's a HM Customs boat, just take a peek at that serious looking RIB on board!

The boat was about 5 miles away when I took the shot and it was a bit hazy but I think you can see what I mean.

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Old 12 January 2012, 08:51   #2
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you could look it up here Live Ships Map - AIS - Vessel Traffic and Positions
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BIG? Crickey!... That thing looks Bloody Massive...'Giant' Delta?
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Old 12 January 2012, 11:44   #4
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Yes Starovich I tried that but unfortunatley whoever operates it in the Moray Firth area is not always online.

I saw it going out about an hour ago.

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Old 12 January 2012, 11:58   #5
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Is that not fishery protection?
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Is that not fishery protection?
Are they a sub-department of military intelligence?
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Old 12 January 2012, 12:22   #7
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it is the fishery protection yes and that boat (or one very like it) normally sits in greenock when not in operation.

i think it is a 7.5m delta with twin yamaha 4 strokes, i can't remember exacty but it is that ball park.

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Old 12 January 2012, 14:49   #8
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Tis FPV Minna.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottis...tection_Agency
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I think it's MPV Jura, Belongs to Marine Scotland, fisheries protection. The RIB may be a Halmatic Pacific with Yanmar or Volvo inboards. I've seen these Ribs at A boatyard in Edinburgh getting engine and tubes repaired.
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Hi Keith
nice to see the brackets are back!
(for those who have been here long enuff to remember!)
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