Officials: No bomb found on Fla. cruise ship

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. --

Officials say no bomb was found on the Norwegian Sun cruise ship after several hours of security sweeps and searches.

Law enforcement from the Coast Guard, Port Canaveral police, and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office spent most of the day Saturday investigating a bomb threat at Port Canaveral.

About 1,800 passengers were on board the cruise ship when the call came in before nine Saturday morning.

An anonymous person called an employee on the ship and said there was a bomb on the 11th deck. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office bomb squad, the FBI and Coast Guard crews quickly evacuated passengers.

Travelers trying to start their vacation got caught in the middle of the chaos.

"All we know is they received a bomb treat and they're having to search the whole ship before anyone could get on," said Gloria Carins who just arrived at the port with her husband to board the ship.

The bomb squad searched the ship for two hours but never found a bomb.

Passengers were eventually allowed to board the ship around 2 p.m.

Coast guard officials tell Eyewitness News they are still working with the FBI to determine who made the call and why.

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