Tue, 28 June 2022
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Coal-laden vessel sinks in Pashur river

Update : 05 Mar 2022, 12:30

A vessel carrying over 600 tonnes of coal to Dhaka has capsized in the Pashur river near the Sundarbans in Mongla upazila of Khulna district, reports UNB.

The accident occurred off the Mongla port on Thursday, officials said on Saturday.

The Dhaka-bound ‘MV-Nowmi’ sank in the river as a crack had developed in the vessel, said deputy harbour master of Mongla port, Captain Shahadat Hossain.

All 10 crew members of the vessel were rescued by local fishermen and the Coast Guard.

“A notice has already been issued to the owner of the vessel to take steps within 15 days to remove the vessel from the river,” said Captain Shahadat.

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