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    Default Valdez Security Zone Map

    Here is the current brochure from the USCG that shows the position of the Valdez Area Security Zones.

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    Thanks for the info Joat.

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    Do they have all those coasties running around in their little boats pointing guns at fishermen there too?

    I was working on a tender a couple of years ago and we were, i guess, "escorted" out of the channel with 50 cals pointed at us from both sides. Go homeland security! Fish buyer....could be bin ladin....watch out.

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    Judging by your "tone", I get the feeling you disagree with the concept of having the USCG protecting our ports? Yea, I'm sure it would be better if they left everyone alone and let fishing boats pull up alongside oil tankers while they're loading. Can't imagine some home-grown nut job (like a Lone Wolf ELF activist) maybe wanting to take out an oil tanker and kill our economy while proving his twisted environmental point. And he'd use a fishing boat to do it, so as to hide his intent until it was too late.

    I for one am glad they have these security zones. If there were a terrorist event in Valdez, you'd see gas hit at least $7 by tomorrow.

    Yes, the USCG has got some fast boats and a cutter. The channel or "narrows" is only an active security zone when a tanker is present. The zone around the terminal is always an active security zone. The USCG won't "escort" you by pointing their deck gun at you from afar. If you're in the zone, you will be quickly intercepted and boarded. Then you will be cited. Then you will be escorted out of the area.
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    chill man....

    I was just saying that I don't like big machine guns pointed at me!

    I also know nothing about Valdez...I was just asking a question dude. In Juneau they just chase cruise ships around which, in my opinion, is a waste of time and money.

    These forums are getting brutal!! jeez.....

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    Nothing brutal, dude. Just stating my simple and straight forward opinion on the matter and trying to answer your question at the same time. See, I was talking Valdez and you were talking Juneau... which I know nothing about. I do know how the USCG works in Valdez and what toys they've got.
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    that we have them securing ports. I guess you have to take the good with the bad though, anytime you give a government employee a gun and the athority to point it at you, you are going to get lots of "johnny-guage" guys that get overzellous with power. Most of us have seen it, from security guards to fish-cops to dog-catchers.
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