Why are sea ports not treated in the same way as airports when it comes to security? A few years ago, travelling by coach and whilst waiting to board, I walked freely around the inner fence area. Even up and onto the boarding ramp of one of the vessels, taking photographs. I did have a letter from the port owners saying I could, otherwise I'd not have done any. My only protection in this area being a Hi-Vis vest, of my own. Being the early hours, the flash was spotted(be hard miss it really), and two port workers in a car came out and asked me what I thought I was doing. Simple answer of taking photographs, what does it look like, had them saying okay before getting back into their car and driving off. No amber beacon used going away. All the relative paperwork had been sought and got. The letter from the port owners being carried by me. At the time waiting to board the largest vessel of its kind in europe, with two smaller ones nearby. Try walking out onto the apron at an airport and doing the same. So why not the same level of security?