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Maritime security

- A bill (H.R. 3788) introduced by Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) would require the Coast Guard to develop and implement a secure, long-range automated vehicle tracking system. The system would be used to reroute vessels and maritime cargo in case of an emergency.

Terror on the High Seas

- Piracy and terrorism are joining forces and creating troubled waters for the maritime industry.

Maritime security

- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued an interim final rule that is intended to help maritime professionals protect the privacy of their vessel's security plans.

Port security.

- A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO)--formerly the General Accounting Office--concludes that the Coast Guard's plan to review all vessel security plans has faced numerous challenges and should be updated. As of the beginning of June, the report notes, the Coast Guard had reviewed only half of the 6,400 vessel plans submitted by the July 1 deadline set out in federal law.

Marine terrorism


Marine terrorism

- Salvage capacities after a maritime attack are in need of upgrading.

Maritime security

- A temporary final rule issued by the U.S. Coast Guard reclassifies certain chemicals as dangerous cargo. The rule also sets out two options for vessels to submit electronic notices of arrival--a provision required under federal law. The rule took effect on September 17 and is valid through March 20, 2006. Meanwhile, the Coast Guard is accepting comments for a final rule to be issued in the future. Comments must be received by November 16, 2004. For more details visit SM Online.

Maritime security

- Fed Ex likes to say that it runs the tightest ship in the shipping business. It's the Coast Guard's mandate to run the tightest ship in the ship business, however, and to that end it is developing an automatic identification system (AIS) to monitor ships traveling to and through U.S. waters. A GAO review shows various challenges, such as whether local port authorities are willing to pay for some of the cost of the infrastructure needed to make it work.

CRS Contemplates Port, Water Threats

- As the investigative arm of Congress, the Government Accountability Office audits government efforts. As the public-policy research arm of Congress, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) provides objective analysis and data. Both have been exploring homeland security issues with recently updated CRS reports investigating nuclear attacks on seaports and water infrastructure. The reports can be reached via SM Online.

Three More Ports Enroll in TWIC

- Today workers will enroll at the ports of Tacoma, Washington; Honolulu,Hawaii; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Seaport security

- A bill (S. 378)introduced by Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) that would create several new seaport security crimes has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee and has been accepted for consideration in the Senate.

Piracy on the Rebound

- Modern pirates make huge profits by plundering ships.

Seaport Security

- The bill would have made it a crime to enter a secure area of a seaport under false pretenses, forcibly interfere with an authorized law enforcement action, provide false information during a boarding, or willfully disable a passenger vehicle.

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