This is all uncorroborated, still under investigation.
This guy better be right or he’s in a heap of trouble.
Charleston, S.C. port terminal evacuated as Coast Guard investigates ‘dirty bomb’ threat
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) —
**UPDATED, 1:30 a.m., Thursday**
Coast Guard officials confirm the Wando terminal of the Port of Charleston has been evacuated, and part of the Wando River has been shut down to boat traffic because of a threat aboard a container ship.
Capt. Greg Stump, commander for Coast Guard Sector Charleston, said Wednesday local, state and federal authorities, including the FBI, were all at the Wando terminal investigating the threat, and port employees have been evacuated.
Lt. James Zorn, spokesperson for Coast Guard Sector Charleston, said early Thursday morning the ship in question is the Maersk Memphis. The Memphisdocked at the Wando port terminal shortly before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
According to Capt. Stump, a YouTube “conspiracy theorist” made a claim about a threat aboard the Memphis, and authorities are investigating the threat out of an abundance of caution.
In two videos posted Wednesday to YouTube, a man named George Webb claims there to be a “dirty bomb” aboard the Memphis, loaded in Pakistan during a recent trip to the Middle East.
According to online records from Maersk Lines, the Memphis did return recently to the U.S. from the Middle East.
Between leaving the U.S. April 14 and returning June 12, Maersk records show the Memphis docked at ports in the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, India, Oman, Egypt and Spain.