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Old Jan 30, 05, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by bstrickmma
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?
No, actually you misunderstand my position ( which actually is much closer to yours than you think) nowhere here did I ever say 100% boardings should be carried out, far from it. I am of the firm opinion that CG often seems to barking up the wrong tree(s) when they actually do board the vessels.

Gotta cut this short, I have a ship to go survey.


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