KPT Unleashes Monsoon Precautionary Measures to Ensure Safety
Monsoon season starts in Karachi from mid of July every
year. In view of upcoming monsoon season, the KPT has
issued the following safety precautions in advance for
implementation to safeguard its port assets during the season.
All sheds be made water proof with due completion of masonry
works. Shed must have the availability of enough numbers of
Tarpaulin to protect cargo from damage during rains and these
must be kept in easily accessible places to meet emergencies.
Hose pipes and sand filled gunny bags be made readily available
inside the sheds to prevent the flow of rain water inside the
- Drainage pipeline be all cleaned. Cleanliness of all roads be
ensured to avoid formation of gullies/ravine by rainy water in
their respective vicinities as well as the sheds.
- All engineering items at roof tops of any KPT building/premises
be secured properly. All leakages of roof tops be intimated to
Chief Engineer for timely repairs.
- All electrical wires at pits be isolated properly as well as made
free of garbage.
- Generators in hospital be operated safely during flooding.
- All loose wires be properly secured.
- Loose lubricant drums at Return Wharf be moved to a secured
and safe place.
- It must be ensured that KPT crafts are safely secured and
loosening of mooring ropes be avoided.
- Stump tank at oil piers to remain empty and be monitored
- Pumping machines be made available on short notices in the
operational area along with stand by generators and manpower.
- PSF Check Posts have to utilize all equipment in their command
in safe manner (equipment like thermal guns, bracket fans,
telephone sets, weapons, etc.).
- Availability of janitorial staff be ensured to drain out rainy water
on priority basis from KPT accommodation area as well as from
KPT Hospital premises. Janitorial staff be directed to drain
channels and sewerage lines and clear off all rubbish and mud.
- Cargo must be stacked properly in wooden sleepers, pallets
covered properly with Tarpaulins.
- All fire hydrants to remain clear of cargo at all times during the