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24-hour security at Brighton Marina

Premier Marinas Brighton are equipped with 33 CCTV cameras throughout the marina. These are a combination of pan tilt zoom (PTZ) and high-resolution bullet cameras covering; shoreside, lock, harbour entrance, jetties, fuel pontoons, holiday homes, outer waiting pontoons. CCTV is also situated within the car parks, including those underground and 2 new cameras were installed in 2020 in the gated boatyard compound, for full coverage of this area. 


The Marina operates an access control system, with Premier Marina's berth holders and visitors using control access key fobs to access the facilities, pontoons and main jetties. The Marina is also manned 24/7 to ensure vigilance over the site, to compliment Premiers security, Brighton Marina Estate also has security provisions in place. 


Brighton Marina Estate’s Security team is led in its entirety by Colin Tribe who has worked in Brighton Marina for over nineteen years and is currently a warranted special constable with Sussex Police in his spare time. Colin, as Security Director, oversees the security contract team. There is a core team of 14 security officers backed up by their management team, with additional staff joining the team on events and special occasions. Colin and his team aim to ensure that the South Coast marina is a safe, secure and enjoyable location to visit and experience. There is a dedicated and manned security control room which is open 24/7, 365 days to help all marina residents, berth holders, visitors and tenants.


Alongside Premier Marinas' own security measures, Premier is also committed to supporting Project Kraken - a joint coastal crime prevention initiative that’s delivered by the National Crime Agency, Border Force and Police. This initiative encourages close and regular liaison between our marinas and the local Police force who look to both Premier and its customers to report security issues or suspicious situations. If you are at Brighton Marina and you experience any of the situations described below we ask that you report it immediately to either the marina team or call the local police on 101, or anonymously at Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting 'Kraken'.


What you should report to your Premier marina team or the Police – as appropriate

Project Kraken: “We want you to report any unusual or suspicious activity near the coastline and in maritime environments. This could include:

  • Boats with names or identification numbers painted out, altered or erased.
  • People or packages landed or disembarked from boats in unusual locations and transferred into waiting vehicles. Why are they suspicious? Note; times, locations, descriptions of vessels, persons, including boat names, sail numbers, hull colours or other distinctive markings. If vehicles are seen note; make, registration, colour and nationality.
  • Boats moving late at night or early in the morning in suspicious circumstances, showing little or no navigational lighting or signalling to persons or vehicles ashore.
  • Boats which may be overloaded, appear low in the water, contain people who do not appear to be able to handle the vessel or are inadequately dressed for the prevailing weather conditions. 
  • Boats containing people who appear to be engaged in unusual boat handling techniques such as recovering swimmers or divers from the water.
  • Rigid inflatable boats moving at unusual times or seen in unusual locations and fitted with extra fuel tanks.
  • Suspicious or unfamiliar persons seen in marinas or coastal areas carrying tools, paying attention to or taking photographs of vessels with high-value items such as engines and electronic navigational equipment.
  • Suspicious persons who ask questions about security procedures.
  • Suspicious vessels observed entering maritime restricted areas or seen in close proximity to large cargo or passenger vessels whilst underway or at anchor.
  • Crew who show signs of nervousness or a lack of awareness of maritime protocols and customs.
  • Vessels showing signs of unusual modification or minor damage.
  • Increased activity at isolated coastal locations or at unusual times of the day.
  • Any attempts to signal to vessels offshore or guide them into an unusual landfall.”

How to make a report

If you see unusual or suspicious activity, report it to the marina team if appropriate or call the local police on 101, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting 'Kraken'.

Record as much information as you can - the smallest detail could be significant. Do not take direct action against any individuals or groups.

If it is an emergency, call 999