Port of Charleston Terminal Reopened After ‘Dirty Bomb’ Threat
June 15 (Reuters)– An incurable at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina will certainly resume and also the security area has actually been raised, the united state Coast Guard stated on Thursday, after exploring a danger of a “dirty bomb” on a container ship.
It stated the “original reporting source of the threat” had actually been apprehended for examining.
Law enforcement representatives checked 4 containers aboard the Maersk Memphis ship in the Wando Terminal after records of a “potential threat” on Wednesday, the Coast Guard stated.
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Maersk Line, the globe’s most significant container delivery firm, stated the united state Coast Guard had actually notified it of a danger of a filthy bomb aboard among its vessels. It stated all staff participants were risk-free and also onto land.
“Unified Command determines no existing threat to the port. Terminal will reopen and safety zone has been lifted,” the UNITED STATE Coast Guard stated on Twitter.
The Maersk Memphis, a 300-meter vessel, gotten here in South Carolina from New York at concerning 7:30 p.m, according to Reuters information. About half a hr later on, authorities were alerted of the prospective risk and also left the incurable, the Coast Guard stated.
(Reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Paul Tait and also Janet Lawrence)
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