The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that the containership, the 1,065-foot Helsinki Bridge, broke free from its mooring Wednesday at around 12:45 a.m likely due to strong winds.
A docking pilot boarded the vessel, and along with the container ship’s crew, they were able to safely escort the vessel to Broad Sound, where it remained anchored as of Wednesday afternoon.
As many as ten port workers who were working on the ship at the time of the incident, but they were able to disembark safely and with no injuries.
No pollution has resulted from the incident.
An AIS screengrab of the Helsinki Bridge’s past track shows just far the ship drifted into the mains shipping channel before it was brought under control.
The cause of incident remains under investigation by the Coast Guard.
The Helsinki Bridge is flagged in Panama and is operated by Yang Ming on the North American East Coast Loop 2 route.