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Updated News from Black Falcon Terminal Boston

Black Falcon Cruise Terminal Travel Advisory

9/24/2001--Due to the recent tragedy in the Port of New York, Massport will be handling many cruise vessels normally calling in New York. Massport has also increased the level of security at the Black Falcon Terminal for all cruise passenger operations. These security measures, outlined below, may cause delays in baggage check-in and passenger boarding at the Cruise Terminal. Parking will be limited and traffic will likely be slower than normal. Massport is asking that you plan for these delays and thank you for your cooperation and patience.

This advisory is issued to passengers planning to board cruise ships at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal. 

Drop-off and Pick-up of Cruise Passengers:
Private and commercial vehicles will be allowed to stop on Black Falcon Avenue in the area directly north of the Terminal to actively discharge passengers only in the afternoon, as directed by Port Officers.

No other parking is allowed on any section of Black Falcon Avenue.

The three-lane drive-through is closed to all vehicular traffic and parking.

Access to Terminal:
Vessel passengers are authorized to enter the Terminal’s restricted areas provided that

- Each passenger shows a valid ticket issued by the cruise line.

- In addition to having a valid ticket, passengers 18 years of age or older must show a valid photo identification document such as a driver’s license or passport.

- In addition to having a valid ticket and showing a valid photo ID if 18 years of age or older, each passenger will be compared against the official passenger list and confirmed as a valid passenger.

Baggage Identification:
Each piece of baggage must be marked, labeled, tagged, or otherwise identified as belonging to a particular passenger. The name on each piece of baggage will be compared against the vessel’s official passenger list. All baggage of embarking passengers will be screened.

Boston Harbor Reopens After Being Swept for Bombs

BOSTON 9/16/01 (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard reopened Boston harbor on Sunday after sweeping the port and piers for bombs, five days after the air attacks that blasted the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.

"The harbor was closed for about an hour,'' said one U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman, while law enforcement personnel swept the piers for bombs and Coast Guard vessels patrolled the harbor.

"We received two bomb threats earlier this morning. They were very unspecific so the captain of the port ordered the harbor closed,'' said U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Zach Zubricki.

The QE II and her sister ship, the Caronia, waited just outside the harbor as the bomb sweeps were done.

Both liners were scheduled to arrive in Boston on Sunday after being turned away from New York. Emergency personnel commandeered the Cunard Lines piers on the west side of Manhattan as the clean-up and recovery work from Tuesday's attack on the World Trade Center continued.

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