*****IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM UK BORDER FORCE***** Since the start of 2016, there have been a number of instances of migrants crossing the Channel in small boats and attempts to smuggle banned substances and material into the UK. The United Kingdom’s border controls are among the most stringent in the world, and whilst the numbers of those being transported across the maritime domain are relatively low in comparison to other modes of transport, it is a risk the UK Government takes very seriously. Border Force and operational partners are conducting intelligence-led activity on a number of fronts to prevent migrants from entering the UK via clandestine and illegal means. Building an effective intelligence picture and understanding the broader maritime environment is essential to combat those opportunistic individuals and Organised Crime Groups, who would seek to circumvent UK entrance procedures and requirements. Border Force assisted by you, wants to establish better lines of communication with commercial and leisure maritime partners and is improving the methods by which vessels can report concerns or issues, including the provision of databases and registers of small ships and their movements. This re-launch of Project KRAKEN seeks to encourage the reporting of suspicious activity in the general maritime domain. This initiative will raise awareness in local communities to the threat of illegal immigration by boat, draw stakeholders together via a joint and synchronised engagement strategy, and develop a more effective methodology for intelligence sharing, so that assets and resource can be deployed to deliver greatest effect.