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Mysterious ship detained at Detroit

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posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 10:04 AM
Last night while watch Local 4 Detroit, this breaking news came across. Couldn't find a link then. Local 4 reported that the RCMP were swarming all over the ship. Apparently the ship refused to identify itself. Could be a smuggling entry point or something equally sinister.

The U.S. coast guard has escorted a freighter to the Detroit Marine Terminal after becoming suspicious when it failed to report its progress to Canadian coast guard officials at Sarnia Thursday night.

Authorities decided to investigate the freighter's status after it laid anchor Thursday night in Canadian waters in the Detroit River near LaSalle, Ont.

The RCMP has also been investigating and has scheduled a news conference in Windsor, Ont., for late Friday morning.

This maybe a harmless ship or not. Terrorists don't need planes to do their terrible deeds. Airports are more secure than any coast line. But then again I am sounding paranoid.

posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 10:36 AM
I'm glad they are doing something to crack down on the coastlines. I am from Michigan and pretty much grew up on a boat. We would go to Canada and all we had to do was make a phone call "hi, I am X and I am here with my family and our boat"
they didn't even want specifics most of the time.
I always thought if you wanted to carry something across borders all you had to do was get a house boat. Do you have any idea how much you could hide in a 38' criscraft?

One time (out of thousands) they came to "search" our boat as a random thing. The man got there, asked if we had anything illegal, basically stood in the living room and turned in a circle then shook dad's hand and left.

posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 10:51 AM
The article states the Antiguan-registered coal carrier named Jana.

Not sure of any specific relevance, but I Googled "Antigua Jana" and the results were rather interesting.

About the 4th result down:

Anything about a "rogue" ship in or off a US port on Aug 5 ring a bell?!

Sudden Response '05

Maybe it's nothing, but worth keeping an eye on.

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[edit on 5-8-2005 by 12m8keall2c]

posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 11:59 AM
I'll get some info out of my father. He works for the DPD and has some pretty good connections.

Good to see more Michiganders on ATS. We're taking over!

posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 12:08 PM

Agents -- including the U.S. Coast Guard, Immigrations Customs Enforcement and the Border Patrol -- boarded the ship when it reached the Nicholson dock in Detroit at about 8:30 a.m., according to Local 4. Nothing unusual was found during the search, the station reported.

The ship was scheduled to unload steel coils at the Detroit terminal Friday. The crew will continue to unload the shipment -- which is estimated to take about 10 hours -- and then will be free to leave, according to Local 4.

Authorities will continue to investigate why the captain of the ship appeared to have ignored the checkpoints and communication attempts by U.S. and Canadian officials.

posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 12:45 PM

Authorities will continue to investigate why the captain of the ship appeared to have ignored the checkpoints and communication attempts by U.S. and Canadian officials.

This is very risky, especially in todays world where everyone is on edge. I am interested to hear why the ship did not respond to communication attemtps. After all, if they have nothing to hide, why not respond?

posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 03:08 PM
Yeah was hearing about this on the news this afternoon. They found nothing and said the ship would be on it's way to lake michigan tommrow.

Glad to see that there are keeping an eye out on the detroit river and lakes

posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 03:20 PM
Remember the Sudden Response 05 Exercise?

Here’s the scenario…A seafaring vessel transporting a 10-kiloton nuclear warhead makes its way into a port off the coast of Charleston, S.C. Terrorists aboard the ship attempt to smuggle the warhead off the ship to detonate it. Is this really a possibility?

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