Hapag-Lloyd Tolten Loses 21 Containers After Collision With Another Ship in Port of Karachi 

The container ship Hapag-Lloyd Tolten , 299 meters long and 45 meters wide, hit the Hamburg Bay during a maneuver in the Port of Karachi, Pakistan, after which it lost 21 containers that fell into the water.

The incident, reported by local media, did not involve damage to the terminal’s property or to the cranes that were operating.

The situation occurred when the ship, of 8,004 TEUs of capacity belonging to CSAV, approached the dock, impacting the APL ship of 6,350 TEUs, which was moored and carrying out tasks.

According to the Geo TV, the sunken containers transported luxury cars and goods of high economic value, even the video spread through social networks shows some reefer units falling into the sea.

Due to this accident, Asia Port Terminal Limited, a subsidiary of Hutchison Ports in Pakistan, had to suspend its operations and will only be resumed once the containers that fell into the water are removed and deposited on land, through a special action of Karachi Port. Trust.
Source: Portal Portuario