A cargo ship that arrived at Sea View in Karachi early Wednesday after losing anchor due to bad weather was left on the beach on Thursday when authorities did not take action.
According to the Karachi Port Trust (KPT), MV Heng Tong, a freight train from Shanghai was en route to Istanbul, Turkey, and never entered the port of Karachi, although it was docked in Pakistani waters waiting for change.
The rough seas caused the boat to lose its anchor and began to wither. The ship was already in shallow water when KPT was notified.
KPT also warned the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PSMA) that it could not help much.
According to KPT, the harbor was not affected by the ship floating on the sea.
He added that “saving the ship is the responsibility of the ship’s owners” although KPT and PSMA could remain useful for any Pakistani naval operation.
The ship, which owns a cargo company in Hong Kong, is 98 meters long and 20 meters wide. It was built in 2010 and contains 3,600 tons of hazardous materials.
Usually, all ships raise the Pakistani flag on the roof as it enters the waters of Pakistan. But MV Heng Tong is flying the Panamanian flag as he has never considered making the sudden changes that have taken place.
Several Karachiites went to sea after watching the news on television.
Some seamen were puzzled by the wreckage of the ship and the shipwreck while others doubted that the ship was about to collapse.
Abdul Sattar Edhi Avenue has a two-way barrier to accessing Sea View as Section 144 was forced to evacuate people due to the stormy sea during the rainy season.