Maritime Terrorism: Vancouver's SeaBus a target for terrorists?
The North Shore Outlook recently reported that terrorists on Canadian soil have “scoped out” Vancouver’s SeaBus as a possible maritime target in advance of the 2010 Olympics. Furthermore, the report stated that TransLink, the operator of the Sea Bus, may not be prepared for the potential threat. “
In a previous note to stakeholders, including TransLink, North Vancouver RCMP, the Vancouver Port Authority and the Vancouver Police Department, Fearnley wrote: “A week ago a chap who has been involved in maritime security issues for a number of years … told me that the Port of Vancouver and in particular the SeaBus operated by TransLink is not properly prepared for a number of different emergency scenarios and in particular potential terrorist threats … leading up to the Olympics these would seem to be soft targets … a well planned bombing of a SeaBus … would be a huge potential loss of life, equivalent to the downing of an airliner.” More Info on the subject.