Research Vessel Petrel Incident

March 22, 2023

Shipping accident Scotland, Petrel research vessel in Leith Docks

Leith Docks incident after ship slips sideways in dry dock 

Research Vessel Petrel fuelled a multi-agency emergency response in Leith Scotland after it rolled and tilted 45-degrees in the Imperial Dock in Leith, emergency crews including an air ambulance assisted in the rescue with people treated at the scene and several taken to hospital, the US Navy owned ship was in the dry dock during high winds when the incident took place early morning on 22 March 2023.