s skippy the bush kangaroo: United Arab Emirates Company Unconcerned with Port Security

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

United Arab Emirates Company Unconcerned with Port Security

An article on Forbes.com describes an unsettling attitude at the Dubai World Ports company, which received Bush administration approval to take over contracts at six east coast ports, including security for the ports:
Meanwhile, P&O has said it is unperturbed by the political opposition to its takeover, and DP World has stayed tight-lipped about how it would approach any looming legal action. It did tell us though, that the security of its U.S. ports was ultimately in the hands of the U.S. Coast Guard, regardless of who owns P&O.

In other words, they'll have the port security contracts, but they aren't terribly concerned about security. Shouldn't the company in charge of port security actually take responsibility for port security?

*Cross-posted at Blanton's and Ashton's
posted by DBK at 1:05 PM |

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