A video taken by a port worker has gone viral on social media, showing the remarkable moment when 8,000 teu Hapag-Lloyd boxship Tolten scraped the side of 6,350 teu Hamburg Bay yesterday at South Asia Pakistan Terminal (SAPT) in Karachi.
Local reports say that 50to 60 containers went into the water from the incident, with Pakistan Today claiming their sources at Karachi Port Trust have laid the blame on the port’s pilots.
There are no reports of pollution or injuries from the incident.
A second video shows the scope of the cleanup operations required to retrieve the containers.
The 2012-built Tolten is owned by Hapag-Lloyd according to Equasis.