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Live near the coast or a river?

Do you sail or work in maritime industries, or near a harbour?

Do you dive, fish, visit the coast regularly, or live close by?

If so, Project KRAKEN needs your help.

Project Kraken is a national project which aims to increase awareness of possible terrorist and serious organised crime activity and encourage the public to remain vigilant, reporting suspicious activity to us.

We want you to report any unusual or suspicious behaviour no matter how trivial it may seem.

If it looks out of the ordinary, we want to know about it.

Your local knowledge and your experience means you are well placed to spot anything unusual.

Have you seen?

  • Crew who show signs of nervousness or a lack of awareness of protocols and customs.
  • Vessels with unusual modification or minor damage.
  • Increased activity at isolated coastal locations or at unusual times of the day.
  • Attempts to signal to vessels offshore or guide them into an unusual landfall.
  • Strange patterns of payment, such as large amounts of cash.
  • People testing site security or an unusual interest in site structures and wharfs.

Your role...

If you see any activity or behaviour that you think is suspicious around a coastline or waterway  report it, quoting KRAKEN:
  • For all non-urgent crime call 101.
  • In an emergency or if life is in danger, call 999.
  • Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you want to remain anonymous.
  • Record as much detail as possible, this can be done in a few simple steps using the Country Eye app, which is available to download for free at

View for further information. 'Make Nothing Happen'.

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