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12 September, 2019 01:01:05 PM

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12 missing as lighter vessel sinks in Bay

Independent Online/ UNB
12 missing as lighter vessel sinks in Bay
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Twelve crew members went missing after a lighterage vessel, carrying 1,050 metric tonnes of coal, sank in the Bay of Bengal near the Sangu gas field on Thursday morning.

The engine of Dhaka-bound ‘Hira Parbat-8’ went out of order when it was near the Sangu gas field, said Lieutenant Commander Saiful Islam, director (operation) of Coast Guard east zone.

Later, a crack was developed in the vessel and it eventually sank. Twelve crew members had been missing since then.

A Coast Guard was on its way to the site.

No other details were immediately available.

 

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