A gust of wind is to blame for pushing a shipping container into the St. John’s harbour on Wednesday, an oceangoing transport company said.
A tugboat rounds up an errant Oceanex shipping container after it blew into the harbour in St. John’s Wednesday. Gusts of up to 100 km/h were felt around the island. — Reader photo
Oceanex said a windy blast blew the empty container into the harbour.
The container drifted across the water before it had to be towed to safety.
A small boat nudged the container to a harbour wall where a tugboat came to its rescue.
There were no injuries or collisions.
Photos of the strange sight appeared on social media, including Twitter.
Environment Canada issued a wind warning for several areas of the province on Wednesday, including St. John’s, with gusts of about 100 km/h.