Friday, 17 April 2015 13:12

RIB 34' SF for Gibraltar HM Customs

Two new 34’ RIB SF were delivered to HM Customs to safely conduct chases and patrols in Gibraltar’s waters.

These vessels will form part of the assets of the newly created Marine Unit. One boat, called "HMC SEARCHER", has a cabin with a toilet, a galley, 6 seats and air conditioning system and is suitable for staying at sea for long missions. This model is powered by three Mercury Verado 300 Hp outboard motors for a top speed of over 60 knots.

The other boat, called "HMC SEEKER", has an open air top and 6 seats, and is powered by two Mercury Verado 300 Hp outboard motors for a top speed speed of 60 knots.

Both boats have a stepped hull and are unsinkable because they are built according to FB Design patented Structural Foam® technology.

They feature thermal imaging night vision cameras to spot boats and people at sea during night missions.

 

Read the news here:

http://www.gibnews.net/cgi-bin/gn_view.pl/?GPIX150416_1.xml

http://www.yourgibraltartv.com/society/8963-apr-16-two-new-fast-launches-boost-the-hm-customs-fleet

http://www.gbc.gi/news/hm-customs-christens-two-new-rhibs-1611

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