A cargo ship that beached at Karachi’s Sea Sight at an early stage Wednesday after it lost its supports because of rough weather condition continued to be at the coastline on Thursday as authorities were yet to take action.
According to the Karachi Port Depend On (KPT), MV Heng Tong, a freight ship originating from Shanghai was on its method to Istanbul, Turkey, and did not totally get in the Karachi Harbour, although it was anchored in Pakistani waters awaiting a crew modification.
The harsh sea caused the vessel to lose its supports and also it started drifting in the direction of superficial water. The ship was currently in shallow water by the time the KPT was notified concerning the situation.
The KPT then informed the Pakistan Maritime Protection Agency (PSMA) which couldn’t supply much help as well.
According to the KPT, the harbour’s navigation channel was not affected by the ship drifting off to the coast.
It added that “recovering the vessel is the duty of the ship’s owners” although the KPT and also PSMA would continue to be offered for any operational and tactical aid in Pakistan’s waters.
The ship, had by a Hong Kong-based freight firm, is 98 metres in length as well as 20 metres wide. It was constructed in 2010 and has a capacity of 3,600 deadweight tonnage.
Generally, all ships increase Pakistan’s flag on deck upon getting in Pakistan’s waters. But MV Heng Tong is flying a Panama flag as it never ever thought of making the adjustment in the emergency situation that it discovered itself in.
A number of Karachiites headed to the coastline after seeing information of the ship on television.
Some beachgoers questioned the containers loaded on the ship and if the cargo would get spoiled while others wondered if the solid trends would certainly damage the vessel.
The Abdul Sattar Edhi Method has barriers on either side to stop people from heading to the Sea Sight coastline as Section 144 had been imposed to maintain individuals out of the water due to the harsh sea in the monsoon season.