Port Canaveral adds explosive sniffing dogs to cruise terminal

On the heel of the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, one of Florida’s leading cruise ports, Port Canaveral, will soon have a dedicated team of bomb sniffing dogs at their cruise-port. This will make Port Canaveral the first cruise port in the nation to implement the new Transportation Security Administration program.

The canines, who have been working the Sanford Internationalairport will man their command posts and sniff out luggage as it’s processed.

Port Canaveral offers cruise passengers three, four, and seven night sailings to Bahamas, Eastern, and Western Caribbean.

“We’re looking at about 1.5 million [cruise] passengers, and we think that’s going to escalate to over two million in 2012,” said Stan Payne, the CEO of Canaveral Port Authority.

Photo credit: UML

One Response

  1. Happy to see the dogs. Always impressed with security on smaller ships especially. Regent and Seabourn made me feel great. Dogs are a plus I’m happy with. Would prefer no body scanning though. Enough of that at the airport.

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