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The shipping containers were blown over in high winds. DAMIEN STORAN
High Winds

3,700 kg shipping containers blown down by high winds during Storm Isha at Dublin Port

The empty shipping containers weigh roughly 3,700 kg.

TWO SHIPPING CONTAINERS were toppled during the high winds of Storm Isha yesterday night in Dublin Port. 

A spokesperson for the port said that the incident caused some damage to the containers themselves, which were empty at the time.

The 40 foot corten steel containers weigh roughly 3,700 kg. They were blown over at a terminal in the port where shipping company Maersk operates. 

Storm Isha has left thousands without power today, as gusts from the storm reached up to 150 km per hour. 

Trees were uprooted and phone lines were blown down, as significant damage was done to properties across the country. 

storm-isha The containers were downed on a marine terminal. DAMIEN STORAN DAMIEN STORAN

A spokesperson for Dublin port said that this isn’t the first time that high winds during very bad storms have toppled shipping containers, as it has happened on a few other occasions over the years.

“But it does show how powerful the wind was,” they added. 

The spokesperson said that the direction of the wind would have contributed to the stacked containers being toppled.

More than 140 flights were diverted from Dublin airport as well. 

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