A brand new car carrier has capsized after hitting rocks while on her way to carry out sea trials.

A brand new car carrier has capsized after hitting rocks while on her way to carry out sea trials. Dyvi Pacific was holed as she sailed from her builders in Weihai in China, but, although she managed to return to her fitting out berth, capsized alongside soon afterwards.

Insurers have declared the $80 million vessel, which was due to be delivered to her Norwegian owners in just a few weeks time, a total loss. Dyvi Pacific is capable of carrying more than 6,000 cars, and salvors are now working out the best way to right the 50,000-tonne ship.