SAN DIEGO — The container ship that the US government accused of smuggling illegal drugs was back on the market Thursday, with a new owner.
The cargo ship, owned by a company called Oceana Shipping, has been in the U.S. since 2011.
It’s the ship that brought in more than $50 million in revenue and helped turn a corner for the former shipping giant.
In January, the Navy announced it was shutting down OceANA Shipping, which has a fleet of about 600 vessels.
The company’s founder, Anthony Tommasini, was indicted in 2015 on charges he helped run an international cocaine ring that included a number of high-ranking officials from Costa Rica and Colombia.
The ship was seized by the Navy in July and was taken back to port in San Diego.
Tommisini was released last month.