Karachi, March 20, 2018 (PPI-OT): Post berthing accident, which occurred at South Asia Pakistan Terminal Limited on 19-03-2018, involving MV Tolten and MV Hamburg Bay, Operations at SAPTL are ongoing as per normal after a little pause. MV Tolten after disembarking/embarking containers is scheduled to leave harbour tonight whereas MV Hamburg is also expected to depart as per planned schedule.
Containers which fell overboard have been located and are being recovered from sea. Pakistan Navy diving team and other assets are also rendering assistance to KPT in locating/recovering the sunken containers. Board of investigation comprised of senior officers has been ordered. Port operations at KPT and SAPTL are being undertaken as per normal.
For more information, contact:
Karachi Port Trust (KPT)
KPT Head Office Building,
Eduljee Dinshaw Road,
Karachi – 74000, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-99214358, 99214542, 99214530-40