33 people have been injured after a huge ship tipped on its side at a 45-degree angle in a dock in Edinburgh, according to the Scottish Ambulance Service.
Rescue teams rushed to the Imperial Dock in Leith after the vessel lurched towards the site.
According to reports, five ambulances, three trauma teams, an air ambulance, and other resources were sent to the scene.
Police and fire service also raced to the scene after being notified at 8:35 am.
Speaking to Sky News, Chaplain of the port Pauline Robertson from the Sailors Society said that workers were completely shocked by the incident.
“People were shocked and stunned, slightly dazed,” she said.
“There was a lot of repeating of ‘what have I just witnessed?’ and trying to make sense of it because it is just not something you see.”
Robertson continued: “The staff that had been on the vessel shared with me their shock, their complete disbelief that this had happened, but also the fact that they had got off that vessel as walking wounded because many of their colleagues and other staff that were on it didn’t and had to go to hospital for medical treatment.”
Around 50 people were reportedly on board when the ship started to tip to its right side.
Leith councilor Adam McVey also took to Twitter and wrote: “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 [the] area.”
The ship, Petrel, was previously acquired and outfitted by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen but it is no longer owned by his estate.
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