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No “GET OUT OF JAIL FREE” card for MSC box ship in Philly drug bust

PortandTerminal.com, July 16, 2019 U.S. authorities have released MSC Gayane, the ship caught with USD 1 billion worth of cocaine in Philadelphia, after a USD 50 million bond was posted. PHILADELPHIA – USD 10 million in cash and a USD 40 million surety bond were paid by vessel owner J.P. Morgan and operator Mediterranean Shipping Company, less than a month after authorities …

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BREAKING: US Customs seize MSC ship carrying “an outrageous amount of deadly drugs”

PortandTerminal.com, July 9, 2019 “A seizure of a vessel this massive is complicated and unprecedented — but it is appropriate because the circumstances here are also unprecedented. We found nearly 20 tons of cocaine hidden on this ship,”  PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs authorities have seized a cargo ship where agents discovered nearly 40,000 pounds, or almost 18,000 kilograms, of cocaine …

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Ticking time bomb to shut. Philly oil refinery to close after fire and explosions

PortandTerminal.com, June 27, 2019 The owner of the largest oil refinery complex on the East Coast is telling officials that it will close the facility after a fire last week set off explosions and damaged equipment there. Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) intends to shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, the company confirmed on …

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Philadelphia may have gotten off lucky last week

PortandTerminal.com, June 23, 2019 The terrifying explosions and inferno at the Philadelphia refinery incident have renewed concerns about the oil industry’s use of a highly toxic chemical in densely populated areas. As we learning now, last week’s incident in Philly could have been far more deadly. Philadelphia – By now you’ve probably seen the video and photos of last week’s …

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“Damn, this is bad” Philly mayor reacts to terminal fire

PortandTerminal.com, June 22, 2019 There are mounting concerns and questions over the huge oil refinery explosion and fire in South Philadelphia. As of Saturday afternoon, a small fire was still burning. A small fire continued to burn Saturday afternoon more than 24 hours after a series of gas explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery rocked South Philadelphia and sent …

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More cocaine?? Record MSC bust in Philly just got bigger by $100 million

PortandTerminal.com, June 22, 2019 U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a multi-agency search of an international cargo ship at the Philadelphia Seaport this week has netted what it calls “the largest cocaine seizure” in its 230-year history: 17.5 tons. PHILADELPHIA – Authorities have now weighed 17.5 tonnes of cocaine, one tonne more than originally reported, taking the street value of …

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Crew involved. Philly $1 billion cocaine bust details emerge. MSC downgraded.

PortandTerminal.com, June 21, 2019 Crew members now charged in $1B Port of Philadelphia cocaine bust, largest in city history. MSC loses ‘low-risk’ carrier status after US drugs raid New details are coming in about the massive cocaine bust in the Port of Philadelphia earlier this week, revealing an elaborate scheme involving members of the ship’s crew who used the ship’s …

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New record: $1 billion cocaine bust on ship at Port of Philly

PortandTerminal.com, June 18, 2019 Federal authorities have seized approximately 16.5 tons of cocaine from a ship at the Port of Philadelphia, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania tweeted Tuesday. The U.S. Attorney’s office said that today’s drug bust marks the largest drug seizure in the history of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The drugs have an …

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