RealNews

U.S. Bars 6 Ships as Anti-Terror Law Takes Hold

The United States denied entry to six foreign-flagged ships on Thursday as tough new global laws to protect shipping from terrorist attacks took effect with little overall disruption to global trade. Washington, fearing an attack or infiltration by al Qaeda from the sea, has vowed to police the new United Nations codes strictly by turning away ships that are not security-certified or delaying ones that have called at “contaminated ports.” Adm. Thomas Collins, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, told Reuters the agency had denied entry to six out of 265 ships arriving in the United States on Thursday for failing to have valid new security certificates. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.