Karachi movements resume

PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 August, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 09 August, 1996, 12:00am

Shipping movements in Karachi have resumed after a grounded US-flagged oil tanker was refloated.

'The vessel has been salvaged and is now berthed at Oil Pier-5,' a Karachi Port Trust (KPT) spokesman said.

Shipping had been disrupted because all the tug boats of the KPT and Pakistan Navy had joined the salvage operation, not because the grounded vessel had blocked the port's channel.

The 900-foot Chesapeake City with a draft of 38 feet was carrying 70,000 tones of diesel when a current swept it into shallow water while it was being berthed at Oil Pier-2. The salvage operation was completed without any damage.




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