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06/05/2015 - New passenger/charter designs

Humber Ribs have released designs for their new professional Offshore Passenger/Charter rib range. These are the first of many new projects to be released amongst the Humber model ranges this year as part of the ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations.

The new CAD drawing designs released have a number of additional features including: greater storage facilities, Self-draining decks more seating selections and a newly designed Bimini option amongst countless other upgrades.

The new design coupled with Humberís fuel efficient high performance hull and commercial strength tubes is now available to order direct or through a Humber dealer.

The new passenger/charter range is available in a range of sizes from 7.5m to 12.0m and with the option of a 2.8m or 3.3m beam. All components are manufactured in house.


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.



Source: http://www.seashepherdglobal.org/news-and-commentary/news/sea-shepherd-concludes-epic-southern-ocean-campaign-operation-icefish.html

Arctic Challenge: http://humberribs.co.uk/Arctic%20Challenge%20Rib%20Write%20Up.pdf

Image credit: Jeff Wirth, Krystal Keynes/seashepherdglobal.org


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