Australia tightens maritime security due to fears of "floating bombs"
Australia has announced a crackdown on maritime security prompted by fears of terrorists detonating floating bombs in the nation’s ports. Transport Minster John Anderson said there was a danger oil and gas tankers could be hijacked and used as bombs or ships could be used to smuggle terrorists into Australia. Anderson said the government wanted to prevent ships being used to attack Australia’s waterfront attractions such as the Sydney harbour Bridge or Opera House. “It’s those sort of things that constitute the worst nightmares of people looking at maritime security,” he told Channel Nine. Full Story