Leith port accident: Dozens injured as huge ship topples over in dry dock during strong winds

RV Petrel, moored in Leith Imperial Dock in Edinburgh, was previously owned by estate of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

Tara Cobham
Wednesday 22 March 2023 13:15 GMT
Dozens of people have been injured in the “terrifying” incident

A huge ship has blown over in high winds in Edinburgh, leaving at least thirty-three people injured in the “terrifying” incident.

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, have been called to the scene after the vessel dislodged from its holding at Imperial Dock, Leith, at around 8.35am on Wednesday.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said 21 people were taken to hospital following the incident in Leith, Edinburgh, while a further 12 were treated and discharged at the scene on Wednesday morning.

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