Pakistani companies at last pull off ship stuck near Karachi beach

By: News Desk      Published: 02:35 PM, 7 Sep, 2021
Pakistani companies at last pull off ship stuck near Karachi beach
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The cargo ship which ran aground and stuck off Karachi beach has finally started floating again in deep sea on Tuesday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The operation to retrieve the Hang Tong 77 from the port city was at last successful after over one and a half month.

Two tugboats and a craneboat took part in the latest operation to salvage the cargo ship. The operation was completely carried out by Pakistani company MAX and Ayyan Ship Breaking Company.

A foreign company would have cost the operation about two million dollars but the Pakistani companies effort only cost one-fourth of that amount.

The Hang Tong 77, manufactured in 2011, stuck in the sand near Seaview Karachi due to a broken hanger on July 21. Registered in Panama, the ship weighs 2,250 tons and is loaded with containers.

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According to a Karachi Port Trust (KPT) spokesman, the ship came ashore due to high waves and a weak engine.

Reporter Ayaz Rana