Project Kraken is a national initiative to increase public awareness of terrorism and criminal or suspicious activity at marinas, moorings or on water.

What to look out for:

  • recording of power stations, military bases, bridges or critical infrastructure
  • taking photographs, notes or drawings of restricted areas or ‘vulnerable sites’ (power stations, for example)
  • an unusual vessel in a marina, or someone who seems to be testing the security of a marina or restricted area to see if they’re challenged
  • avoiding answering common boating questions or seemingly deliberately avoiding contact with other people or drawing attention to themselves
  • putting objects into the water near bridges, pipes or infrastructure
  • suspicious charters or rentals; someone asking to change a route or go closer to restricted areas
  • making large cash payments, or asking for daily extensions of marina or port mooring
  • buying or transporting unusual equipment, chemicals, uniforms or identification etc
  • trying to get employment at sensitive sites or with suppliers who have access to restricted areas or vulnerable sites
  • vehicles parked in isolated places along waterways


What you can do about it

If you see anything that makes you suspicious, tell us, either online, or by calling 101.

If you suspect possible terrorist activity you can report that to us online, or on the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321.

If you’d rather report anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.