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24-Hour Security at Swanwick Marina

 Swanwick Security

Premier Marinas staff at Swanwick Marina are fully trained to deal with security issues. Working alongside Premier Marinas berthing staff, Swanwick Marina Hosts patrol the marina 24-hours a day. CCTV cameras also cover berths, car parks, bridgeheads and the shore side and, additionally, there is a vehicle recognition camera at the entrance to the marina. Swanwick Marina's five pontoon bridgeheads and luxury facilities are protected by key fob access.

Hampshire Police and Project Kraken

Premier Marinas supports Project Kraken at Swanwick Marina. Project Kraken is a national initiative to get more people reporting incidents which seem out of place at ports and marinas. In Hampshire, as part of Project Karaken the Police Marine Unit's work involves many elements from patrolling important commercial and naval sites to maintaining close links with the marine community to obtain information and intelligence regarding any suspicious activity taking place. In this context the Marine Unit routinely visits Swanwick Marinas and meets with the local maritime community to give talks and presentations to raise public awareness on issues surrounding crime and national security.

The unit monitors all marine occurrences reported to the constabulary and, where appropriate, uses Project Kraken bulletins and the stolenboats website to circulate marine property and crime trends to the marine community.
In addition to these responsibilities, the unit is involved in a large amount of collaborative work with partner agencies on the water, including the UK Border Agency (formerly Immigration and Customs departments), the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the Fisheries Agency, harbourmasters, port authorities and the naval military police to name but a few.

Many of these bodies operate in areas of civil enforcement and the Marine Unit is often required to assist and, in some cases, intervene when matters become criminal. If you have witnessed anything that makes you suspicious while you are on the Solent waters, Hampshire Police want to hear about it. Hampshire police officers are always available to talk about anything suspicious or unusual you have seen, just call 101, quoting 'Project Kraken' or email project.kraken@hampshire.pnn.police.uk or if you would like to find out more about the project please click here Project Kraken.