Lighter vessel sinks, 13 sailors missing in BangladeshChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 16, 2020
A lighter vessel sank in the Bay of Bengal on Saturday near Hatiya in Bangladesh. 13 sailors aboard the ship ‘MV Akhter Banu’ are missing, reports UNB.
Bangladesh Lighter vessel sinks
The Coast Guard and Navy are conducting the search operations. The Public Relations Division of Coast Guard said that their team failed to reach the spot due to strong current in the area.
Another vessel carrying Sugar reportedly sank near Bhashanchar around the same time on Saturday but its crew members were rescued.
A lighter vessel carries cargo from the larger mother vessel moored at the outer anchor of the port. ■