March 14, 2024 | Susan Napier-Sewell

How far away is death? Winds knock your vessel over

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What happens when strong winds knock your research vessel over?

A research ship, Petrel, was blown into a dry dock’s wall, when strong winds blew the vessel over.

According to CBS News/, “At least 25 people were injured Wednesday morning when a ship tipped over in a dry dock on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland. Fifteen people were taken to a local hospital and 10 others were treated for injuries at the scene, according to the Scottish Ambulance Service.”

The article continued, “Emergency services were called to the Imperial Dock in the suburb of Leith at around 8:30 a.m. local time (4:30 a.m. Eastern) after a research vessel named the Petrel listed 45 degrees to the right in the dock. Photos posted on social media showed the huge ship leaning against the wall of the dry dock.

“Local politician Adam McVey said in a tweet that the ship had been “dislodged from its holding in strong winds,” calling the incident “terrifying for those on board.”

Content source/credit: CBS News via “25 injured as ship tips over in “terrifying” incident at Scotland dock,” March 22, 2023.

Featured image source/credit: “The research vessel Petrel leans against a dry dock in the Edinburgh suburb of Leith, in Scotland, March 22, 2023, after apparently being knocked over by strong winds. / Credit: Twitter / @Tomafc83.”

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