March 24, 2006
RIB Manufacturer Recognized
I love hearing of how RIBs respond in action and in real rescue situations. It's always great to see the boats and their operators being recognized. If you know of any such stories, I'd love to hear about them. Here's one worthy of some additional recognition -
"The American Boat & Yacht Council Foundation honored Zodiac of North America and the Zodiac Academy Flood Response Team with the Bunzl Boating Safety Award for their rescue and relief efforts during Hurricane Katrina.
The Flood Response Team, with Zodiac’s support, immediately answered the call to action in the Gulf region. The rescue team deployed to New Orleans with trucks, trailers, RIBs, engines, generators, communications equipment, fuel and a team of volunteers who aided in the search and recovery effort.
The rescue team was instrumental in training first responders on how to operate the inflatables and RIBs to scout areas of the flooded city for survivors, according to ABYC.
The Bunzl Boating Safety Award is named for Richard C. Bunzl in recognition of his contributions to the ABYC Foundation in support of boating safety. Bunzl spent 30 years volunteering with the Coast Guard Auxiliary."
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Posted by ribcraftusa at March 24, 2006 09:20 AMBack To Index