Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Video Captures Containership Collision at Karachi Port

The German-based transportation company's ship collided with the container vessel yesterday at the busy port and caused shipping containers to crash into the sea Ships collision in Karachi: Floating containers yet to be recovered
Kenny Thornton | 21 March, 2018, 04:00

The container ship Hapag-Lloyd Tolten, 299 meters long and 45 meters wide, hit the Hamburg Bay during a maneuver in the Port of Karachi, Pakistan, after which it lost 21 containers that fell into the water.

Video footage of the incident, recorded by a worker at the port, has since been released on social media and shows damage.

The Karachi Port Trust will start the recovery operation today (Tuesday).

It has not yet been made clear what exactly caused the collision, but according to Geo.tv, only the two ships were involved in the accident, and multiple shipping containers full of imported cars and other freight worth millions of rupees were damaged.

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A special operation has been launched to pull out the fallen containers from the sea.

The KPT's pilots are said to be aware of deep sea routes and they tug the ships to the port.

There are also no reports of injuries.

The Post quoted KPT spokesman Shariq Farooqui as saying that the accident happened at the port's commercial terminal, which is operated by private party. Once a container ship approaches the port, a harbor pilot boards and is responsible for maneuvering the ship through the dangerously congested waters. The International Maritime Organisation calculates that there are more than 85,000 working vessels at sea. It is actually operated by Eastern Pacific Shipping.

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