Mariners help terrorism fight

MARINERS on the east coast are being asked to play a role in a national counter-terrorism operation.

Seafarers, including fishermen and leisure craft users, have been asked to report to the police any suspicious activity at sea or in ports.

The scheme, Project Kraken, is targeting terrorists and organised crime gangs using the coastline.

Humberside Police is running training seminars for sailors in ports in East Yorkshire.

David Armstrong, a senior member of the Bridlington-based Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club, said: “I think Project Kraken is a good idea. But to a certain extent it is already in existence. I think that many people, in Bridlington particularly, would pick upon strange boats coming in.”