The 300 meter long, 94600 dwt container ship Tolten allided with the 239 meter long, 72982 dwt container ship Hamburg Bay in Karachi, Pakistan. The Tolten was maneuvering to berth in the harbor when it’s port side scraped against the moored Hamburg Bay. More than 20 containers broke free off the Tolten and feel into the water.
No reports of injuries. Hull damage to either vessel has not been disclosed. Pollution from torn containers have been reported in the harbor. Terminal operations have halted in Karachi while containers are recovered.
The 115 meter long, 7544 dwt tanker Gulf Oasis became disabled in the Arabian Sea near Pakistan. The tanker loaded with vegetable oil was en route to Sharjah, UAE from Sri Lanka when it suffered engine failure. The crew were unable to restart the engines and requested assistance. Authorities dispatched a tug from Port Quasim which took the tanker under tow back to Port Quasim. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 275 meter long, 45995 dwt container ship YM North went aground off Manora Island, Karachi, Pakistan. The vessel had arrived from Singapore with 1746 containers when it ran aground after suffering a power blackout from an engine failure. Several tugs were dispatched and refloated the boxship with the next rising tide. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.