FBI to Probe False ‘Dirty Bomb’ Threat Aboard Maersk Memphis

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., June 15 (Reuters) - The FBI on Thursday said it was investigating a false threat that a "dirty bomb" was on a container ship at a terminal at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina. The port was shut on Wednesday night and reopened early Thursday morning by the U.S. Coast Guard after law enforcement officials completed a scan of the … [Read more...]

Port of Charleston Terminal Reopened After ‘Dirty Bomb’ Threat

June 15 (Reuters) - A terminal at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina will reopen and the safety zone has been lifted, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday, after investigating a threat of a "dirty bomb" on a container ship. It said the "original reporting source of the threat" had been detained for questioning. Law enforcement agents scanned four containers aboard … [Read more...]

Update: Officials Clear ‘Potential Threat’ Aboard Maersk Containership in Port of Charleston

Update 1: The Unified Command has determined that there is no existing threat to the Port of Charleston after scanning four containers where the "potential threat" was posed. The terminal was expected to reopen and safety zone lifted.  The Coast Guard added that the original reporting source of the threat in the port has been detained for questioning.  The … [Read more...]