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Cargo vessel capsize: Crew members rescued in Chittagong

  • Published at 04:39 pm April 30th, 2021
The five crew members rescued by Bangladesh Coast Guard
The five crew members rescued by Bangladesh Coast Guard after a cargo vessel capsized at the outer anchorage of Chittagong port Friday morning Collected

“MV Pinky”, a bulkhead carrying stones, had collided with a merchant ship at outer anchorage of Chittagong port Friday morning

Five crew members of a stone-laden cargo vessel (bulkhead) sinking in the outer anchorage of Chittagong port have been rescued by the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG), officials said.

Lt Commander Amirul Haque, media officer at the BCG headquarters, said on Friday that around 6am, “MV Pinky”, a bulkhead carrying stones, collided with a merchant ship at outer anchorage of Chittagong port.

The cargo vessel ‘MV Pinky’ sinks at the outer anchorage of Chittagong port Friday morning | Collected

When MV Pinky asked MV Nafiza Jahan for help, the latter informed Port Control, and the coast guard was immediately alerted, he added.

Upon receiving information around 7:30am, a rescue team from the Patenga outpost of BCG rushed to the spot and rescued the five crew members. The vessel had completely drowned 1 nautical mile south of Gohira by then.

The rescued were brought to Patenga BCG outpost and given first aid and food. They were later handed over to the Chittagong Port Authority.

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