A 250-foot-long ship owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen capsized at a shipyard in Edinburgh, Scotland, injuring 25 people. Initial investigations suggest that strong winds in the east of the European country may have caused the accident.
Adam McVey, a Scottish politician, explained that the vessel named RV Petrel was "dislodged from its holding in strong winds."
Emergency services are responding to a major incident at Leith docks- a ship has been dislodged from its holding in strong winds.
Terrifying for those on board, my thoughts are with those who’ve been injured & hope everyone recovers quickly.
Please avoid area. pic.twitter.com/aREtG80Gq1
— Cllr Adam McVey (@adamrmcvey) March 22, 2023
Scottish emergency services reported that 15 of the 25 injured were hospitalized, while the rest were treated at the scene of the accident and released immediately.
The RV Petrel came to prominence in 2017, when it discovered the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, a military vessel that participated in World War II sunk by the Japanese army and in which 850 crew members died, in the Philippine Sea.