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Cruise Ship Evacuation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A port terminal for a Disney cruise ship was briefly evacuated Thursday after a bomb-sniffing dog alerted handlers to something while inspecting a load of supplies.

About 330 passengers were aboard Disney Wonder when the terminal at Port Canaveral was closed.

Passengers were asked to stay on the 964-foot vessel while those in the terminal were moved to a parking lot.

The bomb squad of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office inspected a stack of mattresses on a pallet, and declared the area secure after an 80-minute delay.

There was no indication why the dog, part of a private security firm contracted by the Canaveral Port Authority, gave the false positive.

The Wonder is scheduled to depart for a three-day Caribbean cruise later Thursday.


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