The Pakistan government has actually apprehended the MV Heng Tong 77, the container ship stranded at Karachi’s Seaview beach, which professionals have actually proclaimed “unseaworthy” as well as a hazard to “human life on ship as well as home”.
According to the Karachi Port Count On (KPT), the freight ship originating from Shanghai got on its method to Istanbul, Turkey, and also did not completely enter the Karachi Harbour, although it was anchored in Pakistani waters awaiting a staff change.
The rough sea caused the vessel to lose its supports and also it started drifting in the direction of shallow water on July 21. The ship was already in superficial water by the time the KPT was informed about the situation.
The KPT after that notified the Pakistan Maritime Safety Company (PSMA) which couldn’t provide much help too.
The Ministry of Maritime Affairs has actually now proclaimed the ship “unsafe” for human beings and also notified in writing the ship’s captain concerning it.
Federal Priest for Maritime Matters Ali Zaidi also shared a “detention notification” for the ship on Twitter.
” Vessel is not sea worthy as a result of defective hull & nav outfit, weak engine, bad life saving/fire fitting devices. In this existing state it poses a risk to our network + various other vessels well,” Zaidi tweeted.
The notification added that the ship would be released after a satisfying record by the surveyor, urging the captain to schedule “repair/ maintenance of the hull and tools”.
On the other hand, the rescue procedure, being jointly undertaken by PSMA, Pakistan Navy and also KPT groups, to remove the stuck ship off the coast of Clifton began today.
The groups began the work today with sand extraction from the ships’ sides after it was halted the other day as a result of the harsh sea. Pakistan Navy states its team are keeping track of the ship night and day.
The ship, possessed by a Hong Kong-based freight business, is 98 metres in size as well as 20 metres large. It was built in 2010 as well as has a capacity of 3,600 deadweight tonnage.
Generally, all ships raise Pakistan’s flag on deck upon going into Pakistan’s waters. But MV Heng Tong is flying a Panama flag as it never ever thought of making the adjustment in the emergency it discovered itself in.