Project Storm - Marine Crime Prevention

Marine Security

Marine SecuritySecured By Design (SBD) is the official police security initiative that is owned by the UK Police Service with the specific aim to reduce crime and help people live more safely.

The team have launched Project STORM which aims to provide boat owners and anyone frequenting marinas or coastal environments with advice on how to protect against crime and what to look out for.

For more information on project STORM, please visit their website here Project STORM or see the attached leaflet.

More crime prevention advice can be found on the Devon and Cornwall Police website.


The organisers of the forthcoming “Source. Two Rivers, One Creek” exhibition have, with regret, had to cancel the event which was due to be taking place in Devoran Village Hall on 16th/17th October.  


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Has anyone seen this sit-on Ocean Kayak which is missing from Devoran Quay?  It is predominantly yellow/orange in colour merging into red.

If you think you may have seen it or you have seen someone take it please contact Boatwatch by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mobile: 07801 903358.

28 June 2021 - blue Oyster punt found

A blue Oyster punt, about 15 ft long, has drifted from the Devoran/Penpol direction on to Restronguet Quay. Thanks to kind Boatwatch members it has been secured and is now in the Crownick Woods yacht basin, also known as Restronguet yacht basin.

If it is yours, please get in touch with Boatwatch on 07801 903358.


2020 was ushered in by a succession of six named storms that made landfall in the UK.

The first took form as Atiyah on December 6, 2019, and was followed by Storm Brendan on January 11, 2020. Three others erupted in the following month as Ciara, Dennis and Jorge, which made landfall on February 5, 11 and 27 respectively.

This gave rise to a number of incidents for Boatwatch with watchers reporting, amongst other sightings, a sunken boat near Restronguet Point; tackle shearing, rendering craft becoming untethered and one such incident involved myself and a neighbour going across to Halwyn and securing a loose boat.

Regrettably, the C-19 pandemic manifested itself and England went into the first lockdown on 23 March which meant that all forms of water sports were not permitted. From 13 May it was permissible to get on the creek again and, as a consequence, new boats appeared. Regrettably I have been contacted on more than one occasion regarding loose craft which can only mean that unless there is a mischievous water nymph - moorings, lines and anchors are not being satisfactorily employed.

Truro harbour office, Martin Watson of Watson’s quay and Falmouth coastguard, upon being contacted about any incident, have been both hugely helpful and proactive.

I would strongly urge all individuals, who are amongst the boating fraternity, to join Restronguet Creek Society and Boatwatch and, to encourage nonmembers, on adjacent moorings, to register.

Knowledge is powerful and without it incidents cannot be resolved. Once a message is relayed concerning a boating issue, Boatwatch springs into action and a resolution achieved.

To reiterate, please, please urge everyone you know who sails and whose vessel is in our creek to take up Boatwatch membership.

Ali Rowe
07801 903 358


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