Container Ship Goes Adrift in Boston Harbor
December 7, 2017
The Coast Guard, along with the Massport Fire Department, the Boston Police Department, Massachusetts State Police and port tugs responded to a container ship that broke free from its mooring Wednesday, Dec. 6, at around 12:45 a.m. at the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal in Boston.
Terminal workers who were aboard the 1,065’ 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.
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