canada-bound ship to be searched for anthrax

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  1. zimv20 macrumors 601


    Jul 18, 2002

    Quebec-bound ship to be seized over anthrax

    Officer died of disease, body left behind in Brazil

    The Gazette

    Thursday, April 24, 2003

    A cargo ship bound for a Quebec port will be intercepted by Canadian authorities, after it was learned that an officer on board died of the bacterial disease anthrax this week.

    The Wadi Al Arab, an Egyptian vessel carrying about 50,000 tonnes of bauxite to an Alcan aluminum plant in Saguenay, will be diverted to Halifax and inspected by Health Canada, Transport Canada and the RCMP for possible anthrax contamination.

    An Alcan spokesperson alerted health officials after being told by the crew that the first mate had died from anthrax and been left behind in Brazil.

    By midnight last night, the ship was over 300 nautical miles outside Canadian waters, about a day's journey away. It will not be allowed into any other other port until shown to be disease-free.

    Copyright _2003_Montreal Gazette
  2. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    You know it's possible that before the war started all the Iraqi chemical weapons were shipped out of the country. If this actually is anthrax, I guess whoever is doing it figures it would be easy to ship things into canada and then cross the border. In any event, this is bad news.
  3. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    Tomorrows news:

    Bush addresses the nation that in-fact there in anthrax on the ship and he guarantees there are ties to IRAQ. Of coarse no information will be given and etc

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