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29/04/2015 - Humber Fact:
Did you know that Humber ribs and inflatables are used by the British Antarctic Survey?
22/04/2015 - Humber Ribs in use for Sea Shepherd rescue operation after world record pursuit
Humber Ribs in use for Sea Shepherd rescue operation after world record pursuit.
On 17/04/15, Sea Shepherd intercepted the most notorious poaching vessel, the Interpol-wanted Thunder, in Antarctica. In the four-and-a-half months that followed, the Sea Shepherd ship engaged in a world record-breaking pursuit of the poaching vessel, covering approximately 11,533 nautical miles, from the Southern, to the Indian and finally ending in the Atlantic Ocean.
On 06/04/15, in an unexpected turn of events, the Thunder was scuttled in the waters off the West African coast, following 110 days of pursuit. Sea Shepherd believes that the sinking was an intentional act of sabotage by the ship's captain and officers who were attempting to hide evidence of the vessel's illegal fishing activity.
The Sea Shepherd ships were able to rescue the entire crew of 40, including the captain, officers, and deck crew, who all disembarked to life rafts before the Thunder sank. The rescue operation included a Humber Ocean Pro 6.3m. This craft was one of two Humber ribs supplied to Sea Shepherd after successfully completing the Arctic challenge.
Sea Shepherd UK operating Humber Rib to monitor wild salmon operations
Sea Shepherd UK have also been operating Humber ribs and recently using a Humber Destroyer for tracking and patrolling wild salmon operations near Crovie and to the west of Gamrie Bay in Aberdeenshire.
Arctic Challenge: http://humberribs.co.uk/Arctic%20Challenge%20Rib%20Write%20Up.pdf
Image credit: Jeff Wirth, Krystal Keynes/seashepherdglobal.org
15/04/2015 - Cherbourg Nauting 17-19th April
Our French distributor ‘Saint Vaast Marine’ will be present this coming weekend at the Cherbourg Nauting over the coming weekend (17-19th April). If you happen to be in the area please pop by and see the team from Saint Vaast Marine who will be showcasing a black Ocean Pro 6.3m rigged with a Yamaha F150hp.
For further details visit http://saintvaastmarine.com/ or http://www.cherbourg-nauting.com/. If you would like to contact Saint Vaast Marine directly, this can be done by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org