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HONOLULU, Hawai‘i (April 3, 2002 – USCG)---The Coast Guard reopened Honolulu Harbor at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday after responding in the morning to a report that explosive-detecting dogs had identified something peculiar in a pallet that was to be loaded onto the cruise ship Crystal Harmony at Pier Two In Honolulu Harbor.

After an investigation by the Honolulu Police Department Bomb Squad, Customs, Harbor Police, Coast Guard and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, it was determined the pallet contained no explosives.

The Port of Honolulu had been closed at 8:20 a.m. as a security precaution.

The Coast Guard remains in a heightened state of alert at more than 361 ports nationwide. This port security operation is the largest since World War II.

Michael Crye, President of International Counsel of Cruise Lines, said, "We are pleased that the system of security screening and industry cooperation worked."

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