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Wind blows shipping container into harbour

Wind blows shipping container into harbourA tugboat hauls a runaway Canadian Tire container on Wed. Jan. 15, 2014 in St.John's, N.L. THE CANADIAN PRESS/stf

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A gust of wind is to blame for pushing a shipping container into the St. John's harbour on Wednesday, an ocean-going transport company said.

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 parts of Newfoundland today, including St. John's, with gusts of about 100 km/h.

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