9 Mar 2015

Port recovers rogue container

1:46 pm on 9 March 2015

The last of three shipping containers blown into Wellington Harbour by strong winds on Friday has been recovered.

Lifting out the last container that fell into Wellington Harbour after high wind pushed them in on Friday.

Workers lift out the third of three containers that fell into Wellington Harbour on Friday. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

CentrePort said the empty container was successfully refloated with airbags and a crane had lifted it from the water.

Workers only had time to recover two of the containers on Friday because of stormy conditions.

The third container was secured with ropes and buoys over the weekend.