posted on Jul, 24 2004 @ 10:55 AM
To keep the info on this topic current, the Turkish Captain was in court Friday and charged with two violations of Federal law, if convicted on both
charges this Captain will face up to 15 yrs in prison and up to $500,000. All this because he was impatient with the security procedures to protect
U.S. Charges Turkish Ship Captain with Bomb Threat
WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - The captain of a Turkish cargo ship who caused a security scare when he said there was a bomb on board his vessel was
charged in a U.S. court on Friday with making a threat and a false statement.
Turkish national Yildirim Bayaver Tumer, 46, was not asked to make a plea at his appearance in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware, and was
ordered detained until his next court hearing on Tuesday. Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
This Captain looks like he will become the "poster child" for what not to do when bringing your ship to port in the US. While I would doubt that
the full penalties will be enforced here, this man will pay for this threatening incident.