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Coast Guard issuing more fines as port security deadline nears

The Coast Guard has issued $1.66 million in fines in the last two months, as it prepares to enforce a July 1 deadline for vessels and ports to meet new terrorism security requirements. In a speech to the National Press Club Thursday, Adm. Thomas H. Collins, commandant of the Coast Guard, said 97 percent of all vessels and ports have submitted security assessments and plans as required. And those who haven’t will be pursued by the Coast Guard. “We will inspect every single foreign vessel coming into our nation, and we will demand that they have a security certificate and a security plan,” said Collins, saying the checks will begin in July. “We expect every vessel to have them, and if they don’t they will get our sharp attention.” Full Story

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