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Karachi ship collision – make sure you are insured

Another interesting article we thought we would share:

Big Mess at Port of Karachi After Container Ship Sideswipes Moored Vessel

The MV TOLTEN following its collision with the MV HAMBURG BAY at the Port of Karachi. Photo: Hassan Jan via social media.

Update: Crews Cleanup Containers at Port of Karachi

Dozens of shipping containers have fallen into the water at Pakistan’s busiest deepwater port after a containership struck a moored vessel while berthing on Monday.

The incident occurred at the South Asia Pakistan Terminals facility in the Port of Karachi, where officials say approximately 55 to 60 containers fell into the water as a result of the incident, according to local media.

Some video posted online of the incident showed a Hapag-Lloyd container ship make contact moored vessel as it was berthing. A second video showed several containers in the water shortly after the incident, including one that sank right at the quayside.

The Hapag-Lloyd containership involved in the incident can be identified as the Liberian-flagged MV Tolten, which had just arrived from Jebel Ali when it clipped the side of the MV Hamburg Bay, which was moored at the time of the incident.

AFTERMATH

Photo: Hassan Jan via social media

Photo: Hassan Jan via social media

MV TOLTEN TRACK

The path of the MV TOLTEN is seen in green. Image and AIS data via MarineTraffic.com
All shipping operations at the port has been suspended as officials assess cleanup of the lost containers.

Thank you gcaptain.com for the interesting read.