BC Ferries were held at ransom yesterday afternoon by a bomb threat.
The Globe & Mail coverage of that story can be read here.
It strikes me that nothing could be easier to attack than the wide-open, vulnerable and trusting ferries system.
The federal government has recently given the company $4 Million to beef up security, but 2) that's a minnow in an ocean, and b) the underpaid, sleepy staff I would think would be most susceptible to bribes and duplicity of one kind or another.
We have been peacefully trolling these shores for some time now and we have come to expect a certain kind of generosity and neighbourliness of behaviour. To introduce the modern realities of middle-eastern terrorism to the Gulf Waters is jarring indeed.