Report suspicious behaviour on the coast or at sea: Project Kraken

How to report suspicious or unusual behaviour around the UK coastline or at sea.



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Border Force covers over 11,000 miles of mainland coastline, operating in and around small ports and marinas. Border Force raises vigilance and awareness of suspicious behaviour which may be linked to terrorism or other serious crime.

Project Kraken is a joint law enforcement operation tackling maritime border crime.

Make a report online or call the Coastal Crime Line on 0800 011 3304 to report suspicious or unusual behaviour on the coastline or at sea.

You do not have to give your name when making a report.

In an emergency, always call 999.

Border Force has partnered with Crimestoppers and Project Falco to create the Coastal Crime Line.

Project Kraken posters are available for download, print and inclusion on social media platforms.

Published 8 November 2016
Last updated 5 January 2023 + show all updates
  1. Guidance updated.

  2. Promotional poster added.

  3. Updated information.

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  5. New print and keep leaflet to help report port and maritime suspicious activity.

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