Dorset Police Marine Section’s new 11m patrol boat, Buccaneer, has been making waves since it was delivered in August.
Built by Ribcraft, the ultramodern RIB has been purpose-built to a very exacting specification. Because of the complexity and potentially hazardous nature of the varied tasks Buccaneer’s crew will be expected to undertake, it has been extensively fitted out with a suite of Raymarine’s electronics.
Buccaneer’s helm integration centred around Raymarine’s award-winning Axiom multifunction display system including two 12” Axiom Pro multifunction displays.
In addition, a dual-station Raymarine Ray63 VHF marine radio provides Class D DSC, while a next-generation Raymarine Quantum 2 CHIRP pulse compression radar utilises Doppler collision avoidance technology for enhanced target awareness.
With the Raymarine navigation system commissioned, Buccaneer is now fully active and patrolling Dorset’s extensive 89-miles of coastal waters, from Lyme Regis to Christchurch Harbour, ensuring the Force Support Group crew can carry out operations safely and confidently.