Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dirty Bomb Threat At U.S. Port Results In Lock-Down For A Few Hours

VOA: US Coast Guard Warns of Dirty Bomb, Clears Threat Hours Later

Authorities evacuated a terminal at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina to investigate a “potential threat” in a container ship, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The all-clear was sounded a few hours later after four containers were cleared by authorities.

Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container shipping company, said in a statement Thursday the U.S. Coast Guard had informed it of a threat of a “dirty bomb” aboard one of its vessels, the Memphis. It said all crew members were safe and ashore.

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WNU Editor: This lock-down was prompted by some YouTube videos .... Charleston Port 'Dirty Bomb' Threat Came From YouTube Videos (International Business Times).

More News On Last Night's Dirty Bomb Threat At Port Charleston

South Carolina terminal cleared after claims of 'dirty bomb' aboard ship -- FOX News
US shipping terminal reopens after 'dirty bomb' threat -- Reuters
Possible “dirty bomb” on docked ship prompts evacuation of terminal -- CBS
Charleston, S.C. port terminal evacuated as Coast Guard investigates 'dirty bomb' threat -- ABC 4 News
Charleston ‘Dirty Bomb’ Report at Wando Welch Port Terminal -- Heavy

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