Death Mongring Trawlers of Karachi

Take this morning near Clifton Underpass: This is a typical trawler you can see on the roads of Karachi, Pakistan. In this case, an APL container is being driven on this trawler and the way it has been placed on the deck, it can easily scare you if you happen to be on the left side of the vehicle. Recently, in July 2006, we had two major accidents in Karachi where such trawlers couldn’t keep their balance and their loads came to ground.

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8 Comments so far

  1. Original-Anon (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 6:39 pm

    You meant ‘Death mongering” perhaps? I have been trying very hard to refrain from correcting errors here; however, this one, being in the title, stands out. I am not sure that this really is an apt title, but I will leave that to the judgement of people with better knowledge of words. And that means you Faisal :)

  2. Razi (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 8:22 pm

    The right term is “Trailer”.

    Trawlers are the ones used for fishing :)

  3. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 8:36 pm

    Welcome back Orignal-Anon, where have you been??

  4. Original-Anon (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 10:16 pm

    @Adnan – I’ve been around; but I haven’t been correcting anyone so that’s why you probably did not notice me :)
    @Razi : Thanks. Can’t believe I missed the ‘trawlers’. I am obviously way out of practice and losing my touch :)

  5. Jamash (unregistered) on July 14th, 2006 @ 11:25 pm

    @ Anion : Criticism should always be taken positively, otherwise we will not be able to improve our selves, I see it as an important part of learning. Thank you for correcting us from time to time. :)

  6. mansoor (unregistered) on July 15th, 2006 @ 12:19 am

    anon: thanks for the corrections.. i assure you, they are always welcome. :)

  7. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on July 16th, 2006 @ 7:41 pm

    well yes this kind of loading sure is very risky,
    the whole trailer can just tilt on one side
    if theres too much weight on one side, the tyres can/will burst
    axles break
    in all these case you still see it happening but if the damn thing comes off, it just usually makes a sticker out of any car passing by..

    if you see a trailer like this, inform the first policeman you see… they’ll be more then happy about it.. they’ll definately make some money out of it and might even ask him to park the trailer and get a craine =)

  8. mansoor (unregistered) on July 17th, 2006 @ 12:40 am

    umer zaman: good idea… policemen may take bribes and all.. but putting these penalties on the truck drivers are the only way to insure they drive safely.

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