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US Bars 42 Ships July 1-5 for Security Flaw

The United States denied entry to 19 foreign ships and detained 30 in port from July 1 to 5 under tough new United Nations security rules designed to thwart terrorist attacks, the Coast Guard said on Tuesday. “The foreign vessels detained or denied entry failed to comply with the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code,” the Coast Guard said in a statement, referring to the UN regulations that came into force on July 1. The statement did not say where the ships came from or what cargo they were carrying. Washington, fearing an attack or infiltration by al Qaeda from the sea, has vowed to police the new rules strictly by turning away ships that are not security-certified or delaying ones that have called at “contaminated ports.” Full Story

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