Tuesday, February 28, 2006

So the Coast Guard is Worried About the Port Deal

So the Coast Guard is worried. If they are worried you and I should be worried too. They say this:
"There are many intelligence gaps, concerning the potential for DPW (DP World) or P&O (Peninsular & Oriental) assets to support terrorist operations, that precludes an overall threat assessment" of the potential merger, the half-page excerpt said. "The breadth of the intelligence gaps also infer potential unknown threats against a large number of potential vulnerabilities."
Congress should put the money where the mouth is.....MORE MONEY FOR US PORT SECURITY NOW....before it is too late.
One of our readers informed us of this on the issue of having US inspectors in foreign ports for incoming cargo:
A 2002 security initiative has already placed U.S. officials at 42 foreign ports to monitor screening of high-risk containers. These ports cover 80 percent of the U.S.-bound cargo. However, sometimes high-risk containers are loaded onto the ship before inspections can occur and native port officals have also refused inspection requests. Captain X1A | Homepage | 02.27.06 - 11:40 pm | #

This is good news and something I was unaware about. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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