Visitors who purchased Thursday’s single day passes for visits onthe Tall Ships, and who had difficulty boarding vessels, willhave their passes honoured on Friday, July 30. “There were instances on Thursday, July 29 where people weredenied access to certain vessels because they did not know thatthey had to be prepared to verify their identities with photoID,” said Mike Patrick, operations manager for Tall Ships 2004.”In those cases we are prepared to honour those passes onFriday.” In other cases, vessels, which arrived early, may not have beenopened to visitors until Friday. The requirement to have personal identification is part of newport security regulations, which came into effect on July 1. Mr. Patrick said while visitors will not automatically berequired to show identification, staff on some vessels mayperiodically ask for ID. Children under the age of 16 are notrequired to show ID.