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U.S. Targets Three Ships Under New Anti-Terror Law

The United States expects to deny entry to three out of about 25O ships arriving at its shores on Thursday for failing to comply with tough new global maritime anti-terror laws, a Coast Guard spokeswoman said. The new U.N. regulations took effect on Thursday and the United States, which has vowed to enforce them vigorously, is being viewed as a litmus test of the new rules’ effectiveness. Elsewhere across the globe, ships sailed smoothly into international ports as many governments chose to avoid meting out penalties for non-compliance that had threatened to delay seaborne trade. “As of last night, we were expecting to have to deny entry to three vessels … . We think we may have to deny entry because (they lack) international shipping security certificates,” Coast Guard spokeswoman Jolie Shifflet said on Thursday. Full Story

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