Container carrying 39MT sugar sinks at Karachi Port

Container carrying 39MT sugar sinks at Karachi Port

KARACHI: A container carrying around 39 metric tons (MT) of refined sugar fell into the sea from a ship berthed at the Karachi Port on Saturday evening.

The container fell into the sea while handling by a trawler at berth No. 5 West Wharf of Karachi Port, sources said.

It is believed that the container, which fell into the sea, had carried around 39 metric tons of sugar about 780 bags of 50 kilograms. The sugar was imported by the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) to provide the commodity at affordable prices in the country .

The sources said that the breaks of the trawler suddenly failed and lost control. However, driver of the trawler was safe in the incident.

The monetary loss due to the incident was not ascertained at the time of filing this report but sources said that a ship MV Unity brought 33,000 metric tons of sugar from Dubai on July 27, 2021.

It was second incident within the jurisdiction of Karachi Port in ten days.

During Eid holidays a cargo ship was stuck up at sea view Karachi. This ship has not been rescued so far.

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