Authorities start efforts to retrieve sunken containers at Karachi port

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust (KPT) on Tuesday began efforts to retrieve containers which fell into the sea after two vessels collided at South Asia Pakistan Terminals (SAPT) a day earlier, port and shipping sources said.

They said due to an operation launched by the KPT to retrieve the sunken containers the movement of ships at the SAPT remained suspended on Tuesday.

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According to the sources, KPT authorities have deployed floating crane ‘Hati’ for the efforts and also sought assistance from the Karachi Ship­yard and Engineering Works and other organizations.

Around 19 containers fell into the sea after incoming vessel ‘Tolten’ of Hapag Lloyd in the process of taking alongside berth at the SAPT collided with a stationary vessel ‘Hamburg Bay’. The collision caused damage to both the vessels.

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