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Coastal Vigilance

Jan 1, 2003

The US Coast Guard is encouraging sailors and coastal residents to report any suspicious activities near sites in their area that might attract terrorist attacks. The list includes marinas, fuel terminals, power plants, bridges, pilings, and mooring areas.

This revives the coastal watch program of WWII when communities were told to be on the outlook for enemy landings along the New England coast. The Coast Guard said that people should immediately report any suspicious activity. They will be placing posters up in coastal communities with special numbers to call and report any potential problems.

Until then, people are encouraged to call their local Coast Guard station or municipal law enforcement authority.