Tuesday , 12 December 2017
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Ship breaks free of mooring in Boston

A 1,065 ft long container ship called the Helsinki Bridge broke free from its moorings at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal on Wednesday morning.

The US Coast Guard and local fire and police services were called to the incident, which took place at around 45 minutes past midnight.

According to the Coast Guard, ten terminal workers who were aboard the 1,065-foot container ship Helsinki Bridge were able to safely disembark, and no injuries or pollution from the container ship were reported.

A docking pilot boarded the vessel, and along with the container ship’s crew, safely escorted the Helsinki Bridge to Broad Sound, where it remains anchored.

The Helsinki Bridge was carrying general cargo. The cause of incident remains under investigation but there is speculation that strong winds contributed to the incident.

“It’s not common especially in this port, but it isn’t unheard-of either,” U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Jennifer Sheehy told New England Cable News.