ISLAMABAD: The federal government has notified a parliamentary board that restoring the cargo vessel, which ran aground at the Seaview coastline, Karachi, was the responsibility of the ship’s owners as well as the insurance company.
The Us Senate Standing Board on Maritime Matters fulfilled here on Wednesday for a briefing on the vessel that has actually become an ecological threat.
Ministry of Maritime Matters Assistant Rizwan Ahmed claimed that Heng Tong 77 was mosting likely to Istanbul, Turkey, from Shanghai, China, and did not get in the Karachi Port. It was in Pakistani waters for modification of crew members. The rough sea caused the vessel to shed its supports and it started wandering towards shallow water.
According to Mr Ahmed, the ship was already in shallow waters by the time the Karachi Port Count on was notified concerning the circumstance. The environmental specialists expressed anxieties that oil being moved by the vessel can spill, possibly damaging the setting. He said the ship was flying a Panama flag.
The meeting learnt that the ship began Pakistan’s coasts on July 17. By the time the ministry was educated of the wandering of ship on its return to Pakistani waters after it lost the second support, it was the very first day of Eidul Azha as well as the ports were closed.
Board chairperson Rubina Khalid made inquiries from the authorities of the Ministry of Maritime Matters whether closing of the ports on spiritual events was an around the world technique, but the maritime affairs secretary failed to provide a definite response.