Karachi port operations suspended due to collision of ships
Port operations were halted at Karachi port on Monday the 19th March 2018 after two ships – the Tolten and Hamburg Bay – both belonging to Hapag Lloyd collided at the South Asia Port Terminal..
In what appears to be a collision (or maybe even an allision) during berthing, the Tolten is seen brushing the Hamburg Bay and blocks of containers from the Tolten is seen falling into the water like Lego bricks..
As per unverified estimates as much as 21 containers including a few reefer containers have fallen into the water..
There has been no damage to the gantries at the berth which will probably make the salvage operations easier..
Some of these containers are reportedly said to be carrying imported cars..