"There are many intelligence gaps, concerning the potential for DPW or P&O assets to support terrorist operations, that precludes an overall threat assessment of the potential" merger," an undated Coast Guard intelligence assessment says.
"The breadth of the intelligence gaps also infer potential unknown threats against a large number of potential vulnerabilities," the document says.
The Coast Guard questioned this deal on Security measures when it first came out. And based on their comment I have to think their is some kind of deal or assurance in writing to cover the coasties concerns..... regard this poor answer
"Any time there's a new operator in a port our concern would be that that operator has complied with the (International Ship and Port Facility Security) ISPS code overseas and we just want to take a look at their track record," Cmdr. Jeff Carter, Coast Guard spokesman, said at the time. "And then we would look forward to working with them in the future ensuring they complied with all applicable regulations and international agreements," he added.
This response is a total non answer. I don't mind the Coasties having some side deal or private assurance that things are cool but I'd prefer them to you know say that. "The Authorities from DPW have done a very good job in answering our previous concerns"
why is that so hard people?