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Old 01 March 2021, 01:35   #1
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Migrant RIBS/SIBS

Just having a scan through the daily mail website (don't judge)... It's astounding to see the amount of SIBS sitting in yards going to waste, I wonder if they will eventually be auctioned off?

It is quite sobering when you see them all, the amount of people willing to risk it all - the lives of them, their wives and kids for a better life.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...tart-2021.html
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Last I heard was some would be donated to Sea scouts and other such organisations. Would be a little embarrassing for them should they auction them off only to find them arriving on the beaches again 3 months later
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Last I heard was some would be donated to Sea scouts and other such organisations. Would be a little embarrassing for them should they auction them off only to find them arriving on the beaches again 3 months later
Hahaha yes a very good point! People traffickers keen to bag a bargain at the govt auctions!
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Nice little earner for whoever's storing them.

I wonder how accurate the inventory is......

I can understand not auctioning the boats off to anyone, but there may be some decent engines.. even a few Tohatsu 9.8 2S units
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Nice little earner for whoever's storing them.



I wonder how accurate the inventory is......



I can understand not auctioning the boats off to anyone, but there may be some decent engines.. even a few Tohatsu 9.8 2S units


Very accurate I assume - in that photo I sent it will be along the lines of ď25 inflatable dinghies Ē

I did read that a lot of them are being kept to be used in evidence against people traffickers but Iím unsure how true that is. I canít imagine thereís much of a chain of evidence there!
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I remember last year a dinghy came ashore at Dungerness I think it was, nobody about, its a bit of a wilderness there.
A local guy saw them and helped himself to the outboard, police made him bring it back.
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