Sightseeing Cruise Firms Protest Anti-Terror Plan

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http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2003-05-18-ship-terror_x.htm Proposed new federal anti-terror rules could bring unreasonable costs and delays for family-owned ferries, sightseeing cruise lines and riverboat casinos, the Associated Press reports. Smaller companies could be driven out of business, maritime industry officials say. The rules would require ships that carry at least 150 passengers to pay for extra security and possibly maybe to screen all passengers, cargo and baggage. The Coast Guard has left open the possibility . . .

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