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Ship In Scotland Topples Over in Dry-Dock With Multiple Injuries

22nd March 2023
The scene in Leith Docks (near Edinburgh), shows a large ship in dry-dock and propped up against the wall of the structure. It is believed the vessel fell over in strong winds.
The scene in Leith Docks (near Edinburgh), shows a large ship in dry-dock and propped up against the wall of the structure. It is believed the vessel fell over in strong winds. Credit: RTE News-twitter

In Scotland, multiple people have suffered injuries after a ship toppled over in a dry-dock in Leith (near Edinburgh), a spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said.

Emergency rescue services were dispatched to the incident at Leith Docks which is approximately 2 miles from the Scottish capital.

An air ambulance, five ambulances and three trauma teams were at the scene in addition to other specialist responders, it added.

A large ship as photographed above, shows the vessel propped up against the wall within the dry dock. The facility is located in the port's outer docks system.

According to a Police Scotland spokeswoman: "Officers and emergency service colleagues are responding to an incident at Imperial Dock in Leith, Edinburgh, whereby a ship on dry dock has become dislodged from its holding.

"Police were called to attend at around 8.35am and officers remain at the scene.

"The public are asked to avoid the area to allow emergency service access."

RTE News has more from the port incident. 

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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