Leith Docks Major Incident RECAP: Follow here for all updates as emergency services attend toppled over ship in Edinburgh

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Emergency services are in attendance as a ship topples over at Leith Docks.

Emergency services are in attendance at a major incident in the Leith Dock area of Edinburgh.

Police, ambulances and the fire service were called to a report that a ship had become dislodged from its holding at Imperial Dock in Leith at around 8.35 am on Wednesday.

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Major incident at the Leith Docks: Follow here for all live updates

Key Events

  • Emergency services were called to Imperial Dock in Leith at around 8.35am on Wednesday.
  • The Scottish Ambulance Service sent five ambulances, an air ambulance, three trauma teams and other resources to the scene, while the fire service also attended.

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Updated comment from the Scottish Ambulance Service:

‘We transported 21 patients to hospital; 15 to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, four to Western General Hospital and two to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. A further 12 patients were treated and discharged at the scene.”

Forth Ports have commented:

‘We are aware of the incident at the facility of our tenant, Dales Marine Services, at the Port of Leith. We are providing Dales with any support we can today. We cannot comment any further as the incident response is being led by the emergency services. Our thoughts are with everyone involved in this incident.’

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Emergency services are in attendance as a ship has tipped over in a Leith Dock.

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A spokesperson for Dales Marine said: “Dales Marine is currently dealing with an incident at our Leith dry dock facility at the Port of Leith. We are liaising with the emergency services in dealing with the ongoing incident and cannot comment any further. Dales Marine’s priority is to ensure those involved and their families are supported.”

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