A vigilant and prompt response of KPT Operations Team, led by KPT Harbour Master Captain Altaf, saves 12 lives of the capsized fishermen boat plying inside Karachi Port Channel. The incident took place when a fishermen boat, carrying 12 fishermen on board, collided with a container vessel while the ship was making entry in the port through designated KPT channel.
It is pertinent to point out here that due to restricted space of the port channel, entry of fishermen boats at the time of arrivals and departures of ships/vessels are prohibited as per port rules to avoid such collisions. It was an illegal presence of fishermen boat that resulted in collision. Most of these fishermen boats crew, lacking training and devoid of proper sea rules of road knowledge, are found violating rules to save their time and fuel.
An investigation has been order by Chairman KPT Rear Admiral (R) Jamil Akhter HI(M) T.Bt. to find the reasons and causes of the incident.