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Karachi Port Trust provides safe haven to Weather beaten detained ships

May 31, 2013 | Misc. | Share:

Karachi, May 31, 2013 (PPI-OT): The rental power ships KARKEY KAYABAY, initially stationed at the outer anchorage of Port Qasim under NAB caution, and NEW HORIZON, stationed outside the outer anchorage area of Karachi Port due to court cases, were provided safe berthing within the port area of KPT.

The vessel NEW HORIZON having 20 crew members had no fuel, food and water faced the onslaught of rough seas was given complete assistance by the KPT management on the request of Vietnam Consulate office who stated to KPT the conditions faced by the vessel in the wake of rough sea and their uncertain stay due to the cases they are presently facing in Pakistan.

The ship was rescued by injecting fuel in extremely unfavourable conditions. A similar assistance was provided to the KARKEY KAYABAY on their request. KPT had mobilized all its resources to provide a respite to the crew against difficult sea conditions and berthed them inside the port against scheduled charges. Other weather scared visitors are the Ocean tugs hired by M/s BYCO who have to wait for their operations off Gaddani till arrival an oil tanker.

Karachi Port being the natural and premier seaport of the nation is surely a safe heaven for vessels under all weather conditions and especially during the rough monsoon season which has just started.

Karachi Port is among the very few natural ports of the world which provide shelter even during the roughest season that the vessels face while in the open seas. The port has always remain vigilant in providing facilities to shipping lines and trade communities which has translated well into results the port has nurtured over the years.

For more information, Contact:
Karachi Port Trust
Eduljee Dinshaw Road
Karachi-74000
Pakistan.
Chairman
Email: Chairman@kpt.gov.pk
Tel: 99214315
Tel Board: 99214530-9

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