A UK mainland security vessel cut an imposing figure when it pulled into port last week.
The Vigilant is a HMRC vessel that patrols the UK’s coastline, checking everything is in order.
Whitby harbour master Ian Vasey said: “It was just a routine visit, asking the usual questions, looking for illegal activities, as the name suggests.
“They drop a fast RIG into the water and patrol the harbour’s perimeter and this time decided to bring the larger boat into port and stay overnight.
“Everything went according to plan.”