Dry Dock with Norwegian Tanker Capsizes at Polish Shipyard

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A floating dry dock housing the Norwegian tanker Hordafor V capsized at the Nauta Shipyard in Gdynia, Poland, April 27, 2017. Photo source: PortalMorski.pl

A floating dry dock holding a Norwegian tanker capsized Thursday afternoon at the Nauta Shipyard in Gdynia, Poland.

The Nauta Shipyard said in a statement that the dry dock began listing at about 1:30 p.m. local time on Thursday and came to rest practically on its side at a depth of about 10 meters. 

Inside the dry dock is the Norwegian-flagged tanker Hordafor V, which is owned by Hordafor AS and operates in the aquaculture market.

Reports say there were personnel on board at the time of the accident however everyone was able to escape uninjured. Pollution prevention equipment has been deployed to mitigate harm to the environment. 

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

You can get more updates on this story at PortalMorski.pl.