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Unexploded ordnance (UXO) surveys

Unexploaded Ordnance (UXO) is just one of the many marine services we provide here at Northern Rib Hire. We are professional providers of tailored marine services, ensuring you needs are met with confidence. Backed by years of experience, we offer a fleet of ribs and cats, all fully coded, equipped and staffed. Our skippers are professional with years of experience, enabling you to hire a UXO vessel from use with peace of mind.

Reduce the Risk to Staff and Operations

We are your partner to reducing the risk for your own teams and operations with our UXO vessel services. Bombs, torpedoes, mines and shells can be found on the sea bed on a national scale. These pose a serious threat and need to be identified to reduce the risk to your teams.

Identify High Risk Areas

Our UXO vessels have experienced skippers and surveyors with expert knowledge and experience in identifying and mitigating high risk areas to reduce the risk to you. Don’t put your business in the way of harm and expensive insurance claims, let us provide you with the survey you need to save you time, energy and money in the long run.

Safe and Efficient Services

At Northern Rib Hire, we offer you a safe and rapid deployment with effective and efficient recovery, so you can continue with your operations quickly. We understand the importance of urgency when it comes to unexploded ordnance and we are delighted to provide this service to the marine industry.

We Are Here to Help

All our UXO vessels are coded, equipped and staffed. Our professional skippers are knowledgeable and have extensive experience to provide you with a service you can trust. From crew transfers to marine security to unexploaded ordnance, we are just one phone call away. Don’t delay, contact our experienced team today.

Why Northern Rib Hire?

Each vessel in our fleet is equipped with specialised UXO detection equipment, and is regularly inspected and maintained to ensure that it is in top condition, ready to meet your UXO survey needs.

We understand that each of our clients has unique requirements, and we take great care to ensure that our rental vessels are tailored to meet their specific needs. We offer a wide range of customisation options, from vessel size and configuration to specialized equipment and instrumentation. We want to ensure that our clients have the exact vessel they need for their UXO survey requirements.

Our vessels are manned by highly skilled and experienced crews, who are trained in UXO detection and clearance procedures and are committed to delivering safe, efficient, and reliable UXO surveys. Our crews are equipped with the latest UXO detection equipment and our staff are all well versed on safety procedures, ensuring that they are prepared for any situation that may arise.

Northern Rib Hire is committed to delivering the highest level of service and support to our clients. Whether you need a rental UXO vessel for a specific UXO survey and clearance application or require ongoing support services for your existing fleet, our team of experts is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our fleet of UXO survey vessels and how we can help you today.

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If you would like to enquire about our different commercial vessels available then please call us on 01524 845 302 or enter your details below. Out of hours – 07771 903 121

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