Report: Coast Guard knew of ports deal intel gaps

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February 28, 2006 01:09

Citing broad gaps in US intelligence, the US Coast Guard earlier had cautioned the Bush administration that it was unable to determine whether a United Arab Emirates-based company might support terrorist operations. The surprise disclosure came during a hearing on Dubai-owned DP World's plans to take over significant operations at six leading US ports. The port operations are now handled by London-based Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. "There are many intelligence gaps, concerning the potential for DPW or P and O assets to support terrorist operations, that precludes an overall threat assessment of the potential" merger," the unclassified Coast Guard intelligence assessment said.


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