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Coast Guard spot check of containers finds zero violations
By Globe Staff
Coast Guard officials said today that they were encouraged when a surprise spot check last week of more than 100 shipping containers found no safety or security violations.
The Coast Guard and nearly two dozen other federal, state, and local agencies worked together Thursday to make the inspections at four sites in the Boston area: weigh stations north and south of the city on Interstate 95, the Brighton Rail Yard, and the Conley Marine Terminal.
Inspectors opened 105 containers to ensure the contents, ranging from washing machines to treated cow hides, were packaged, loaded, and documented properly, the Coast Guard said in a statement.
The operation also was an opportunity for the Coast Guard to practice working with some of its partner agencies, said Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen, a Coast Guard spokeswoman
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