Potential threat to the “homeland” using heavy transport vehicles, dated 30 July 2004 - Revision 1

On 3 August 2004 the US Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a revised joint DHS/FBI Memorandum regarding the potential security infrastructure threat in the US. The document asked that the owners and operators of the entities within the nation’s critical infrastructure and key resource facilities report suspicious activities potentially indicative of pre-operational terrorist planning including surveillance, probing activity and threat warnings.

As reported in last week's Weekly NEWS, the United States Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS) level for the financial services sector in New York City, Northern New Jersey and Washington, D.C. remains at ORANGE - HIGH. The threat level for the rest of the nation remains at YELLOW - ELEVATED.

Members of the maritime community are encouraged to report suspicious activity to the NationalResponseCenter at 1-800-424-8802.

Contact: Margaret Doyle