Video: Three shipping containers fall into water from Port of Felixstowe

Port of Felixstowe

Port of Felixstowe

A rescue boat was called into action after three containers fell into the water at the Port of Felixstowe.

The Felixstowe Volunteer Coastal Patrol Rescue Service was on routine patrol escorting barges taking part in the Pin Mill Barge Match yesterday morning when the team saw three containers fall into the water.

The containers fell from the MSC Vandya just before 9.10am.

Chief coxswain John Cresswell said: “Assuming that there may be people in the water, ‘Volunteer’ arrived on-scene within two minutes and was able to confirm that no people were in the water.

“The three 40ft shipping containers, now drifting down in the strong ebb tide towards Landguard, were taken in tow by ‘Volunteer’ and put safely alongside the Landguard Terminal.