Tor Bay Harbour Authority partnering with Devon & Cornwall Police this summer

Simon Pinder, Harbour Master, Torbay Harbour Authority, Howard Brugge, Sector Inspector for Paignton and Brixham, PS Steve Cayless.
Simon Pinder, Harbour Master, Torbay Harbour Authority, Howard Brugge, Sector Inspector for Paignton and Brixham, PS Steve Cayless.
(Last Updated On: July 6, 2020)

Tor Bay Harbour Authority are partnering with Devon & Cornwall Police to help promote Sea Safety and assist with enforcement within the bay.

Police Officers will be joining members of the Harbour Authority in their boat ‘Oscar 4’ over the summer months as they undertake regular patrols.

Together using Harbour Byelaws and police powers the teams will tackle any reports and incidents of unsafe use of craft and anti-social behaviour at sea or on the coastline. In addition they will also be providing sea safety information and advice for people engaged in the various types of waterborne activities that share Tor Bay waters.

Cllr, Nicole Amil, Harbour Committee Chair, Torbay Council, said: “This is just one of many multi agency initiatives that Torbay Council are involved in, which are helping to create a safer environment for both residents as visitors to the region”.

Harbour staff will also be looking out for and reporting any suspicious activity seen in the ports to the Police and Border Force as part of Operation Kraken.

For information staying safe on the water visit: https://www.tor-bay-harbour.co.uk/safety/

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