What is Project Kraken?

Project Kraken

Project Kraken delivers an enhanced crime and counter terrorist 'vigilance' capability within the maritime environment of the Irish Sea. It engages key stakeholders together with local communities to provide a hostile environment to terrorists and criminals looking to disrupt the everyday lives and safety of those who live, work, or travel through the Irish Sea Portal.

"Through enhanced criminal and counter terrorist awareness and a promotion in the exchange of information, the Irish Sea Portal can continue to be a safe place to live, work and relax for all."




How does Project Kraken work?

Project Kraken provides a mechanism for the reporting of unusual activity or behaviour within the maritime environment, believed or suspected to be linked to acts of crime or preparatory acts of terrorism.

Whilst it is almost impossible to say with any certainty what a terrorist might look like, an individual's activity or behaviour can become suspicious in the context of the location they are in. Likewise, the unexpected or unusual presence of a vessel or a particular cargo within a small port or marina might just cause reason for concern by those who live, work and relax in that particular environment on a regular basis.

Project Kraken provides for the collation and assessment of all information and intelligence relating to such suspicious activity or behaviour in circumstances that could be linked to criminal or terrorist activity or acts of a preparatory nature. It allows for the appropriate deployment of assets and resources from Lancashire Constabulary and its partner agencies in response to a potential or defined threat.

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How you can help

If you have any information concerning suspicious, criminal or terrorist related activity associated with the maritime arena then don't hesitate to contact:

  • Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111
  • Anti-terrorist hotline - 0800 789321
  • Cheshire Small Ports (for non-urgent enquiries) - [email protected]

If it is urgent then call 999.