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Old Jan 30, 05, 3:34 pm
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MMA95D
 
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Originally Posted by MIKESILV
Fact:
F) THE COAST BOARDS ONLY A PERCENTAGE ( MY GUESS 20%) OF ALL VESSEL COMING INTO PORT AND THAT INCLUDES VESSELS CARRYING DANGEROUS CARGOES.
THE STORY ABOUT THEM BOARDING AND ESCORTING ALL HAZARDOUS CARGO VESSEL INTO PORT IS PURE HOGWASH.

mike
There is a greater chance of a vessel having a steering casualty and hitting the rocks than terrorist action. If the local Captain of the Port determines a vessel to be high interest shipping, it receives an escort.

I'm gathering from your posts that you think the number of boardings should be around 100%. What a waste of time and money for a threat that isn't there to begin with. Who do you think is going to pay for all of this nonsense?
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