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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Charles Rowe
An extensive cargo-ship search that was triggered by a knocking sound ended Thursday without authorities finding any stowaways.
Coast Guard officials reported hearing banging noises coming from a container Wednesday during a routine inspection of a cargo ship from the Middle East, leading them to believe stowaways might be inside.
York Harbor early Wednesday as the ship prepared to dock, spokesman Charles Rowe said.
The officers were knocking on a bulkhead, or partition, of the ship as a routine security check and heard knocks back, he said, but they couldn't pinpoint the source of the sound.