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© 2020 by UK Marine Electronics Ltd: Whitehaven: Cumbria

Covid-19 Update

Updated 02/04/20

2nd April 2020

As the crisis continues our office in Whitehaven will remain closed for the foreseeable future. We will continue to take enquiries and are busy producing concept drawings and producing quotations for future projects.


In cases of urgent commercial break downs we will be happy to consider call outs, however parts are difficult to obtain primarily due to delivery issues.  

Leisure vessels unfortunately cannot be considered as urgent and we will be unable to respond to call outs for this type of vessel.


23rd March 2020: 20:43

Following the announcement this evening by the Prime Minister our offices in Whitehaven will be closed with immediate effect. We will continue to operate from home but no work on any vessel can continue. Future projects and designs can still be planned. Technical advice can also be provided.

 The situation will be constantly reviewed and normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.


22nd March 2020

It is now clear that the Covid-19 virus will have a significant impact on all areas of business. In these difficult times we must all make the effort to reduce the spread of the Virus as our primary goal.  As of today there is still supply of components to enable projects to go ahead, in some cases there may be delays in obtaining goods but as of today we have not experienced this. We will wherever continue to operate as normally as possible. However we will be putting a number of measures in place to reduce the impact both in terms of reducing the spread of the virus and to protect our business financially.

The following measures are now in effect.

  • Visitors to our office will be discouraged. Should a visit in person be necessary the only one person will be allowed in the office at any one time. A distance of at least 1 meter must be kept between persons at all times. If possible please use email, phone, or Skype.

  • Work will only be carried out on a vessel if no other person is present on the vessel. 

  • Priority will be given to vessels in the boatyard at Whitehaven, provided isolation from other people is possible.

  • Projects outside Whitehaven may be worked on depending on local conditions.

  • No work will be carried out unless payment of both the parts and anticipated labour have been made in advance or a Go Cardless Direct Debit Mandate has been signed no less than three weeks before commencement of the work.

  • Any projects with outstanding accounts will not be considered until payment of the outstanding account plus anticipated costs has been made.

Once restrictions have been lifted priority will be given to a number of projects where have had ​to leave commercial vessels in an unusable condition. This primarily relates to overseas projects.

If the situation worsens or Government Advice changes we will amend this page accordingly.

We would like to thank all our clients for their understanding in these difficult times.