- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Winds gusting as high as 67 miles per hour broke a ship free of its mooring Tuesday morning in Bellingham.

A nearby worker told The Bellingham Herald (https://bit.ly/1zpEpmH ) it sounded like rifle shots as some of the cleats on the dock gave way.

Shortly after noon, two tugs pushed the 650-foot Horizon Fairbanks back to its normal leased space at the Port of Bellingham.

The ship is used to carry containers to Alaska but is not currently active and carries no fuel.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, https://www.bellinghamherald.com

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