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Coast Guard to use buoys to boost security

The Coast Guard plans to use dozens of buoys bobbing off United States coastlines to extend the reach of a security system that monitors large vessels heading in and out of ports. The buoys, from 9 to 39 feet across, already are in place, used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to collect wind, temperature and wave data. The weather service has agreed to let the Coast Guard add transmitters to about 70 buoys by 2007, said Jeff High, a director of the Guard’s Maritime Domain Awareness Program in Washington, D.C. Full Story

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