A massive ship owned by the estate of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen toppled over on its side on the docks in Edinburgh after strong winds blew the ship
Emergency services were called to dry dock after a ship partially capsized.
Police, ambulances and the fire service were called to report that a vessel had been ejected from its position at the Imperial Dock in Leith, Edinburgh.
The accident happened around 8.35am on Wednesday.
Pictures posted on social media show the ship tilted at an angle of 45 degrees.
It is still not clear if anyone was injured.
The Scottish Ambulance Service dispatched five ambulances, an air ambulance, three casualty teams and other resources to the scene, while the fire brigade was also present.
The Scottish Ambulance Service has dispatched five ambulances, an air ambulance and three casualty teams. The Coast Guard has also dispatched teams to the scene
The accident happened around 8.35am on Wednesday. Pictures posted on social media show the ship tilted at an angle of 45 degrees. It is still not clear if anyone was injured
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: ‘Officers and colleagues in the Emergency Service respond to an incident that occurred on the Imperial Dock in Leith, Edinburgh, in which a vessel in dry dock was removed from its hold.
Police were called to around 8.35am on Wednesday and officers are still on the scene.
“The public is asked to avoid the area to allow emergency service access.”
Leith councilor Adam McPhee said the ship was blown away by strong winds and described the incident as “terrifying” to those on board.
He tweeted: ‘Emergency services responding to major incident at Leith docks – ship thrown off position in strong winds.
Terrifying for those on board, my thoughts are with those who were injured and I hope everyone makes a speedy recovery. Please avoid the area.
A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: ‘We received a call at 0829 today to an incident in Leith.
“We have dispatched five ambulances, an air ambulance, three casualty teams, our Special Operations team, three paramedic response units and one patient transport vehicle.”
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘We were alerted at 8.43am on Wednesday to reports of an incident at Imperial Dock, Leith, Edinburgh.
Operations Control mobilized four agencies and a number of specialized resources.
“The crew is still in attendance right now.”
The Coast Guard has also dispatched teams to the scene. A spokesperson said: ‘HM Coast Guard are currently assisting Police Scotland in responding to a major incident which occurred at the Imperial Dry Dock in Edinburgh.
At approximately 9:30 a.m., Coast Guard rescue teams from Fisherwe, South Queensferry and Kinghorn were dispatched to the scene.
“This is a multi-agency response, with the Scottish Ambulance Service and Scottish Fire and Rescue also on board.”
Deals Marine Services, which operates the dry dock, said it had no comment.
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