Another ship gets stuck at Karachi port

By: News Desk      Published: 03:08 PM, 17 Aug, 2021
Another ship gets stuck at Karachi port
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Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi on Tuesday said that another ship of Panama registered LPG Gas Tanker named Yodla was stuck 52 nautical miles off Karachi Port due to engine failure and loss of both anchors, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

In a tweet, the minister said that the ship Panama Yodla (121 mtrs-4.5 mtrs draft) entered Pakistani waters on August 14 at 4 am.

“The towing vessel informed KPT that ship is not in control, cannot enter breakwaters, and is drifting toward shallow waters,” Ali Zaidi said. The minister said the ship was located at a safe location with the help of a tugboat. 

It lost both anchors due to strong winds and waves.

The ship captain timely contacted the Karachi Port Trust Tower, he added.  

Reporter Rana Ayaz