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Research vessel Urania capsized in floating dock, 1 killed, 11 trapped inside

Aug. 26, 2015 at 05:34 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Research vessel Urania, dry docked in floating dock in Livorno, Italy, suddenly heeled portside, listing some 30 degrees, reportedly on Aug 25. Everything unsecured inside the vessel fell or moved, one worker was killed, 11 workers and crew were trapped inside, some severely injured. They have been rescued, some hospitalized. It is understood, that support block or blocks gave under, investigation is already under way. Dock suffered damages, leak reported.

Research vessel Urania capsized in floating dock, 1 killed, 11 trapped inside

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