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New equipment for north Norfolk coastwatch team keeps you safer at sea

PUBLISHED: 12:01 09 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:01 09 April 2018

The new equiptment being installed at Sheringham Coastwatch. Picture: Sheringham Coastwatch

The new equiptment being installed at Sheringham Coastwatch. Picture: Sheringham Coastwatch

Sheringham Coastwatch

Safety at sea has been further improved on the north Norfolk coast as new equipment has landed at one of the district’s busiest seaside towns.

The Sheringham Coastwatch Station has been operating with a fully functional, but elderly radar, AIS, and radio and weather equipment.

However, maintaining and servicing the apparatus had become difficult.

But earlier this month, all the equipment was replaced with brand new units,

From aerials and sensors on the roof to a purpose-built console in the Station, all was renewed.

The exercise cost £5,500 and was made possible by the generosity of many donors and a 50% grant from the Windfarm Foundation.

From the decision to go ahead to the first operational watch, the project took six months.

The complexities of design, planning, construction and installation were undertaken in-house by Sheringham watchkeepers David Houghton, David Bean and Graham Williams.

If you’re walking on the cliff path to the west of Sheringham, a knock at the Station door might enable a look at the new equipment.

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