Watch: 2 container ships collide at Karachi port, no casualties

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Karachi, Pakistan Published: Mar 20, 2018, 01:33 PM(IST)

Authorities in Pakistan's southern port of Karachi have launched an effort to retrieve 21 containers knocked overboard after a ship moving into its berth brushed against a stationary vessel, officials said on Tuesday (March 20). Photograph:( Reuters )

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The container vessel Tolten scraped against the stationary Hamburg Bay as it was berthing

Authorities in Pakistan's southern port of Karachi have launched an effort to retrieve 21 containers knocked overboard after a ship moving into its berth brushed against a stationary vessel, officials said on Tuesday (March 20).

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

The container vessel Tolten scraped against the stationary Hamburg Bay as it was berthing, dislodging the containers stowed on its left side and sending them into the water.

A survey of damage to the Tolten is expected to be completed by Wednesay, SAPT added, and the Hamburg Bay is expected to set sail soon.

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