Random checks carried out on vessels, at marinas and ports across Lincolnshire
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We have carried out checks at ports and marinas across Lincolnshire as part of a regional operation designed to keep our communities safe.
Security checks were undertaken at Boston and East Lindsey for Op Scuttle – an intensification week to identify and mitigate risks associated with the Lincolnshire coastline.
Over the week of action, we boarded 10 vessels, nine at the Port of Boston and one at Sutton Bridge, searching for unusual activity and signs of suspicion.
Project Kraken marina liaison visits were also carried out at a number of marinas on the Lincolnshire Coastline. No action was taken.
The Humberside vessel conducted 16 hours of overt patrols.
The joint operation involved CTP-EM Borders, East Midlands Airport, CTP-NE IRAT officers, Border Force, our Underwater Search Unit and Humberside Marine and Firearms Protect team.
Detective Inspector Jim Manning said: “We continue to monitor our waterways with partners on a regular basis. This may involve the use of drones to check for unusual activity, the underwater dive team and search dogs.
“During the visits guidance and advice was given to staff on how to spot suspicious activity.”
We continue to carry out regular checks and would ask the public if they do see anything suspicious to call us on 101, or 999 in an emergency or use the Project Kraken Coastal Crime Line 0800 011 3304.