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Old 29 October 2008, 19:52   #1
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Police RIB on Clyde

Saw a Humber 6.0 (approx) patrolling the Clyde earlier this week with what looked like a 115hp or so on the back (passed under bridge & unable to get to other side due to four lanes of Glasgow city centre traffic) with "POLICE" on side and two of such on board.
New or long-standing feature? Anyone know?

By the way - both officers looked far more comfortable afloat than the rather green looking officer I saw on the Loch Lomond Park Ranger cabin RIB the other week
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Old 29 October 2008, 19:57   #2
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a 115hp or so on the back (passed under bridge & unable to get to other side due to four lanes of Glasgow city centre traffic) with "POLICE" on side and two of such on board.
Before anyone picks me up on it. . . .it was ME who couldn't get to the other side of the traffic flow to get a look at the stern of the boat. . .the police boats aren't THAT tough in Glasgow. . .yet
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Old 29 October 2008, 22:45   #3
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Ive seen the rib a couple of times down in Great Harbour in Greenock where they keep their launch but not sure what type it was I know they use it for their divers training, dont know where they keep it full time though. The police seem to be taking a bit more interest in the river over the last couple of years, which I suppose is a good thing.

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Old 30 October 2008, 15:36   #4
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Strathclyde Police RIB Pic

This the one you've seen?
Build requirements - easily trailerable, 24 knot cruising with 2 aboard. (It does around 35knots flat out fully kitted) Must be able to get to the less accessible places. Order to delivery was to be less than 14 days.
Its an addition to their fleet. Reason its been on the water as much is their old RIB has been condemned.
Its a Humber Ocean Pro 5.3m with a single Yamaha 75HP. Whilst mostly Humber components, it was modified, wired, engined by Quinquari Marine North at Ballachulish

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Old 30 October 2008, 16:02   #5
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The police seem to be taking a bit more interest in the river over the last couple of years, which I suppose is a good thing.
I suspect that with the decline in commercial traffic on the river and the push for leisure use that the police will take more interest in what is going on. Certainly Clydeport seem to be far more friendly these days to leisure sailors.
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Old 30 October 2008, 17:10   #6
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This the one you've seen?
Looks like the very same!
Impressive looking craft - would quite fancy it myself
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