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PacNet #45A – Ships and Terrorists – Thinking Beyond Port Security

October 15, 2004

On Sept. 9 and 10, the U.S. Coast Guard issued two more directives aimed at improving security at the nation’s 361 commercial ports. The guidelines call for the additional boarding of vessels from or passing through 17 countries failing to meet the International Maritime Organization’s International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code requirements.