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Terror Poses 'Massive' Risk at Sea -UK Sources

Navies of the world have ramped up security against suicide bombers, now that terrorists pose a greater threat at sea than rogue states, according to British defense sources. The sources told Reuters that kamikaze pilots could attack from the air, attackers could ram explosive-laden boats into warships, lorry bombers could strike in port and even a jet-ski could disguise a deadly extremist in a busy shipping channel. “Suicide bombers are a huge issue for us,” said a Royal Navy officer in a key command position on a front-line vessel. “Trying to have 100 percent cover and say we won’t be hit is not possible. You can never cover every eventuality.” Naval officers interviewed by Reuters in the southern city of Portsmouth and on warship exercises off the English coast said the threat of a terror attack had grown “massively” since the World Trade Center strike two years ago. Full Story

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