Video: Freezer trawler capsizes and sinks during construction. Two dead

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Russian-built factory vessel, the Skorpion, sinks while alongside at Pella Shipyard in the Neva River.

A freezer trawler, the Skorpion, has capsized and sunk while under construction at the Pella Shipyard on the Neva River, St. Petersberg, Russia.

According to local reports, the accident happened while workers were testing the ship’s ballast system.

Two workers died when they were trapped below decks as the vessel settled on her starboard side and flooded.

Skorpion was to have been received by the owner sometime in the middle of 2021. The vessel is 2380GT, IMO 9847839 and Russian-flagged.

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