Karachi (March 22, 2018): The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) on Thursday, has asked to investigate the incident of collision between two container ships that took place at the Karachi port.
The incident occurred on Monday at a private terminal – South Asia Pakistan Terminals – affiliated to Karachi Port when a cargo ship during berthing slightly hit an anchored cargo ship.According to the media reports, the Hapeg-Lloyd’s ship Tolten and Hamburg Bay collided at the Pakistan’s deepest port. Over 20 containers fell into the sea after the collision causing loss of millions of rupees.
After the incident, transportation of containers was suspended for a few hours, before being restored at night.
A special operation to pull out the fallen containers from the sea was underway with the help of Pakistan Navy. Sources said that the operation would take at least two to three days to be completed.