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U.S. Vulnerable to Cole-Style Attacks-Coast Guard

The United States remains vulnerable to attacks by small, fast boats like the one that killed 17 sailors on the U.S. warship Cole in 2000, despite tough new global security laws, the head of the Coast Guard said on Wednesday. Adm. Thomas Collins, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, said the new United Nations International Ship and Port Facility Security code and related U.S. Maritime Transportation Security Act focused on large commercial ships, not the roughly 60 million U.S. recreational vessels. The two new sets of regulations, designed to thwart seaborne terrorist attacks, came into force last Thursday. Full Story

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