Washington (Reuters): A terminal at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina will reopen and the safety zone has been lifted, the US 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.
Maersk Line, the world's biggest container shipping company, said the US Coast Guard had informed it of a threat of a dirty bomb aboard one of its vessels. It said all crew members were safe and ashore.
The Maersk Memphis, a 300-meter vessel, arrived in South Carolina from New York at about 7:30 p.m, according to Reuters data. About half an hour later, authorities were made aware of the potential threat and evacuated the terminal , the Coast Guard said.