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Fertiliser-laden ship sinks in Mongla Port

January 26, 2023 00:00:00

BAGERHAT, Jan 25 (bdnews24.com): Authorities have rescued eight crew members as a cargo ship carrying 500 tonnes of fertiliser sank off the Mongla Port.

The vessel capsized after a collision with a foreign commercial ship at Harbaria's anchorage No. 9 around 11:30 pm on Tuesday.

But the incident has not affected navigation through the channel, said Captain Shaheen Majid, the port's harbour master. The cargo ship 'Shahjalal Express' headed to Khulna's Shiromoni after loading the fertiliser from another vessel, 'MV Vita Olympic', at anchorage No. 8. The fertiliser-laden ship later rammed into the back of the MV Supreme Valor, a bulk carrier, as dense fog limited visibility along the route.

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