Agriculture officials said they didn't know what type of spiders were on the ship. But they said it's a type that is not normally found on Guam and there was concern the spiders could damage the island's environment.
"It's not on Guam," Torres said. "We don't want it here."
The ship was carrying housing units and accessories that were to be used at a work force village expected to house up to 18,000 temporary workers.
The M.V. Altavia had most recently ported in South Korea. The ship was told not to return to Guam. Link
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