About Eyemouth Rib Trips
The boat 'Brightwater' is a RIB, standing for Rigid (hulled) Inflatable Boat made by Delta who are the chosen manufacturer by the Marine Police, Border Control Customer amongst many other marine operators, so the boat's pedigree is second to none for safety, strength and speed. If you have more interest , you can read more About the Boat here.
Tim holds a skipper's licence for vessels up to 200 tons, also a ship engineer's certificate for engines up to 2000bhp. He is also legally required to hold a Sea Survival Certificate, a First Aid Certificate, a Ship's Radio Licence and must undergo a rigorous medical each year.
Your safety is the most important thing to us, fun and business come second. The decision to go to sea is always made the skipper based on safety considerations.
All passengers and crew are required to wear life-jackets as instructed. The life-jackets are fully factory serviced during every winter, they inflate automatically, instantly, should they become submerged and can also be operated manually. Kids' life-jackets are static, foam-filled.
There is a full safety briefing for all passengers before every voyage.
The boat has 9 separate air-compartments so is very buoyant, and should in the rare event of one tube leaking, the rest are more than sufficient to get the boat safely back to port.
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Waves and water will drain out of the back of the boat via special "elephant trunk" drain systems.
The boat has a fully automatic fire extinguishing system in the engine bay and here are several other manually operated extinguishers for the passenger and pilot area.
A 14 person life-raft is always carried and is professionally serviced from top to bottom every year.
The boat carries full offshore RYA flares, well in excess of regulations for alerting emergency services to our location should it become necessary
We have a fully maintained first aid kit, 14 full TPAs (Thermal Protection Aid) for protecting cold or wet passengers
The boat carries both large and small anchors as well as a full set of Admiralty charts for the area.
The boat is subject to an independent annual inspection and a renewal of her MCA certificate, i.e. permission to carry passengers. Every 5 years a full out-of-water survey is compulsory.
For emergency communications the boat carries a VHF/DSC radio and back-up hand held VHF radio, and position and depth are always monitored via the plotter.