KARACHI - Timely response of Karachi Port Trust (KPT) Tugs and Pilots averted a major disaster as the hawsers of various ships berthed at KPT got parted due to an impact of sudden high speed winds of 45-50 Knots. To name a few, MV HYUNDAI MERCURY berthed at South Wharf, had all its stern ropes parted but ship managed to hold on to its head ropes and anchor till the arrival of KPT Tugs and Pilots, said a press release on Monday. Immediate actions by Master of the ship, Capt. Deliu Valentin, were highly professional in prevailing situation, which saved the ship from danger of groundings. On the parallel, timely and speedy response by KPT Pilots and Tugs helped substantially in controlling the situation and bringing back the ship to berth safely. Another ship M.V. MISKI moored at harbour was also timely assisted by tug boats which helped in securing back to its position. It was the alertness of Crisis Management Centre and timely professional response of KPT Pilots & Tugs, which prevented a disaster happening at KPT . Federal Minister of Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi was informed about the situation continuously by Chairman KPT . The minister highly appreciated the response by KPT Management Team.