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250-foot ship owned by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen's estate tips over at Edinburgh, Scotland dockyard
Ship owned by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen’s estate topples in Scottish dry dock
Twenty-five people were injured when a ship came off its holding and tipped on its side in a dry dock in Leith, Scotland, Wednesday, the Scottish Ambulance Service said, with 15 taken to hospital. (Reuters)
A research ship owned by the estate of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has tipped over at a dockyard in Scotland Wednesday, leaving at least 25 injured.
The "terrifying" incident involving the RV Petrel outside of Edinburgh happened after it became "dislodged from its holding in strong winds," Scottish politician Adam McVey said.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this morning's accident in Leith. Sadly many are seriously injured. We are supporting those we can," Sailors’ Society, a Christian charity dedicated to supporting merchant seafarers, wrote on Facebook.
Images showed the 250-foot ship tilted about 45 degrees to the side.
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