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Old 11-17-2006, 06:58 AM
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I heard that ships pay to have divers check all around for bombs, etc. before taking off. Is this true?
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Old 11-17-2006, 09:51 AM
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At the Port of Miami, police divers check cruise ships. They do not, however, check every single ship. And they don't publicize when they will be checking a ship, of course.
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Old 11-17-2006, 05:57 PM
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I believe they started doing that right after 9/11
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:35 PM
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Cotefamily,

You should be nearly 100% guaranteed that your ship will never leave the water. Just a small point to make, planes take off and ships "set sail." Sorry, stuff like that jumps out at me and I hope you don't mind me making the point.

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Old 11-24-2006, 06:57 AM
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Get a life!
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Old 11-24-2006, 01:12 PM
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....Whatever.

So they actually do look for bombs? What is the scoop on that.
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The port of Miami has a group of 5 or 6 police divers who are trained with military divers to check out cruise and commercial ships for "devices" and drugs that could be attached to ship hulls. I guess they don't like to use the word "bomb" so as not to cause panic. I watched a segment on our local news that showed the divers checking out the Majesty. I was happy about that since I was going on the Majesty a few days later. They check every inch of the ship. It was really interesting.
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:48 PM
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Hey Cotefamily,

I see your cruise is getting close

I think the answer is yes and no. Not every ship for each run is checked. I think the Port Authority provides some of the services, and as Nole said the local police.

The US Coast Guard also keeps a close eye on the ships. After 9/11 the Coast Guard would actually escort the ships in and out of ports along with the Harbour Master and Tugs.

No worries and Best to you,

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