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Actisense Donation To Help NCI Keep A Close Watch On UK Shores

Posted on: 10/04/2018

Dorset-based, multi-award-winning marine electronics brand, Actisense, has made a vital donation to the National Coastwatch Institute, an organisation aiming to restore a visual watch along UK shores.

Keeping a close eye out for those in danger off UK shores, the National Coastwatch Institute (NCI) is a registered charity set up to restore a visual watch along the UK’s coastline after the closure of many small Coastguard stations. Serving both the commercial and leisure marine industry, the marine electronics specialists at Actisense in Poole have donated sophisticated products and technical expertise to support the NCI’s work locally.

Helping to ensure the safety of those in UK waters, Actisense charitable contribution has included a NGW-1 Conversion Gateway. This has been donated to the new NCI lookout station which recently opened at Hengistbury Head in Christchurch. This piece of equipment will help the NCI to monitor important data from vessels on the local coastline more accurately and effectively. Actisense will also be providing expert technical support to help them install and fully utilise the new equipment.

NCI’s volunteer lookouts and watchkeepers sustain an important service to all those who use the UK’s coastal waters, footpaths and coastline. Accidents at sea continue to happen and watchful pairs of eyes are still needed to spot a distress flare, an overturned boat, a yacht with problems, a water sports enthusiast in difficulty, or children or adults in trouble, or possible pollution incidents

Danny Thrasher, Head of Sales & Operations at Actisense said:

“We’re delighted to be supporting the National Coastwatch Institute. We saw a great opportunity to assist the charity locally with effective aid, providing our specialist knowledge and access to our sophisticated products. We will continue to stay in touch with the organisation, so we can continue to offer valuable support.’’

Brian Roberts, Acting Station Manager at Hengistbury Head NCI, said:

“I would like to thank Actisense for their support. An entirely voluntary organisation, we rely on donations from the public and local businesses. This allows us to provide trained eyes and ears along the coast, so that we can help deal with emergencies when they arise.’’

Based on the south coast, Actisense has established an enviable world-wide reputation within the specialist field of marine electronics. This has been achieved through the design and manufacture of sophisticated marine electronic equipment. Their award-winning NMEA products are exported to over 70 distributors in 40 countries. These stretch as far afield as the US, New Zealand, Iceland, China and now all of mainland Europe.

For more information about the marine electronics brand Actisense visit: www.actisense.com.

To find out more about the National Coastwatch Institute, visit: www.nci.org.uk.

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