Posted: Jun 28, 2012 7:17 AM
Updated: Jun 28, 2012 7:18 AM
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Authorities have not uncovered any stowaways after an extensive search of a cargo ship docked in New Jersey.
The Homeland Security Department says officials examined more than 160 of 2,000 containers.
The search began Wednesday after a Coast Guard inspection team heard knocking for about two hours. The source of the noise remains a mystery.
The 850-foot ship began its voyage May 30 in the United Arab Emirates. It made one stop in Pakistan and two stops in India.
Its last port before Newark was in Egypt on June 15.
More than a dozen ambulances and law enforcement officials had met the 850-foot vessel when it docked early Wednesday at Port Newark, one of the nation's busiest ports.