Crime prevention on Dorset’s coastline

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.

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