May 12, 2022
The BRIG RIB inflatable boat factory complex in Kharkiv, Ukraine, taken before the factory was shelled by the Russian army.
According to International Boating Industry magazine, the BRIG factory near Kharkiv, Ukraine suffered a direct hit from Russian artillery last week. The plant had been evacuated weeks before and no one was reported injured. Read the message that BRIG has sent to the world.
Letter from BRIG —
“Dear boatyard managers, material suppliers, BRIG distributors, and industry colleagues:
“We have the regret to inform you that the Ukrainian boatyard BRIG has been bombed this last week. Like you perhaps know, the BRIG yard is situated near Kharkiv, very close to the Russian border. Luckily there were no people in the yard, but the material damage is big.
“Today most of the BRIG employees that are not fighting, fled away from Kharkiv, have no homes, and have a hard time to sustain in their daily needs. The BRIG yard that until now used all its funds to pay their salaries to at least make sure they find a roof above their heads and food. But with no turnover since the beginning of the war, they arrived now at a point where they can’t help them anymore.
“With worldwide BRIG importers, distributors, owners, and friends we created the BRIG FAMILY foundation to help the refugees.
“But now we realize that the BRIG employees who stayed in Ukraine, even need more help than the refugees that are taken care of.