Cargo ship stranded at Karachi beach freed after 48 days, to undergo repairs at Keamari: SAPM

September 7,2021: The MV Heng Tong 77, a container ship stranded at Karachi’s Seaview beach, was freed from the spot and tugged to the port at Keamari for repair work, said Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Maritime Affairs Mahmood Maulvi. “The ship is still detained till issuance of safety certificates,” he said. The cargo ship will be inspected and subsequently allowed to float after safety clearance. The rescue operation for the ship was jointly undertaken by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency, Pakistan Navy and Karachi Port Trust (KPT) teams. The ship, owned by a Hong Kong-based cargo company, is 98 metres in length and 20 metres wide. It was built in 2010 and has a capacity of 3,600 deadweight tonnage. (Credits: Dawn)