Federal and New Jersey authorities are methodically searching a cargo ship in a Newark harbor after a routine inspection of the vessel yielded a surprising outcome: When inspectors tapped on one container, they heard tapping back.
"No voices. ... They tapped and they could hear tapping back," said Fannie Wilkes, lieutenant junior grade of the U.S. Coast Guard's New York Command Center.
Wilkes told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday morning that the ship, whose last port of call was Egypt, was then taken into Port Newark Container Terminal, which was its destination anyway.