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Old December 29th, 2003, 03:20 PM
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Default National briefs: Officials: QM2 may be new target

National briefs: Officials: QM2 may be new target


Washington Trans- Atlantic terror fears extended Sunday to the world's newest and largest luxury liner the Queen Mary 2.
Just two weeks before its Jan. 12 maiden voyage from England to Florida, two U.S. officials have confirmed that the $800 million ship is mentioned as a possible target in intercepted al-Qaida communications.

"It's being taken seriously," a federal law enforcement source told the New York Daily News.

But Queen Mary 2 owner Cunard denied that the company, which is a subsidiary of Carnival Cruise Lines, has had any threat to the QM2.

Homeland Security Department officials "are clearly worried about somebody taking a pop at a cruise ship," said John Pike of Global Security.org.

The threats against the QM2 were first reported by British newspapers Sunday, quoting unnamed Cunard officials.
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Old January 7th, 2004, 12:34 PM
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Default Re: National briefs: Officials: QM2 may be new target

This is sad.

But one has to think about the logistics of such a target. If in dock that's one thing but out in open waters ... you gotta find her (which would take an inside job?) ... and I'd have thought that it'd take a heck of a lot of something or other to do any real damage and a large vessel to get the nasty stuff to her in the first place. Based on what we've all read in the media in the past fortnight I'd say anything's a target, except maybe the local supermarket on a Sunday morning.

"They" "did" the Andrea Dorea in the 70's. But that wasn't today's MO, was it?

Speaking of this subject, when we left port New York, 9/25/2003, there were Coast Guard officials on the bridge. Does anyone know if that was routine, post 9/11, etc?

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