Lighter vessel upsets with 1,100 tons coal in Bay

The vessel, Hera Parbat-8, sank into the Bay in Chattogram with around 1,100 tons of coal around 8:30am, said Ataul Karim, an authority of Water Transport Cell, a private association that apportions lighter vessels.

The vessel was en route to Dhaka subsequent to stacking coal from a mother vessel from the external safe haven of the port, our Chattogram journalist reports.

General Secretary of Lighter Vessel Workers’ Union Nobi Alam said they educated Bangladesh Navy and requested that they salvage the crew members following finding out about the occurrence.

He further said the vessel was moving around 2.5miles away from the assigned course and was at the ocean when sign 3 is being raised at the port.

In any case, the number and different subtleties of the team couldn’t be known right away.

The team individuals from another vessel Mercantile-24 said they saw the staff of Hera Parbat in the ocean water however neglected to safeguard them because of unpleasant ocean.

Reached, Deputy Director of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (Chittagong) Mohammad Selim said individuals from naval force and coast watchman are setting off to the spot to lead a salvage activity.

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