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KPT authorities pull containers from sea after ship scrapes another

20 March 2018

No one was injured in Monday's incident at South Asia Pakistan Terminals (SAPT), a subsidiary of Hutchison Port Holdings of Hong Kong commissioned past year, and port operations were not suspended, the terminal operator said.

Large container ships HAMBURG BAY and TOLTEN collided at Karachi Harbor in the morning Mar 19, details yet unknown, but judging from tracks, collision happened when TOLTEN was maneuvering on arrival.

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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.

The Karachi Port Trust is investigating an incident in which two containerships collided yesterday at Karachi's South Asia Port Terminal (SAPT). No injuries were reported.

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The port authorities would conduct a special operation to pull out fallen containers from the sea today. More than 10 containers, some of them damaged, fell overboard.

Reports also added the multiple shipping containers that were "full of imported cars" and other freight were damaged.

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KPT authorities pull containers from sea after ship scrapes another