Vessel Carrying Coal Sinks Near Sundarbans

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Vessel Carrying Coal Sinks Near Sundarbans

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Accident : Sinking of a vessel
Date : 27th October 2015
Vessel Involved : MV GR Raj
Location : Pasur river in Mongla upazila near the Sundarbans
Casualties : None
Pollution : Nil

On Tuesday night, a vessel carrying coal capsized in the Pashur River near Sundarbans.  The report says that the vessel was carrying 510 tonnes of coal.

“A Khulna-bound coal-laden cargo ship named ‘MV GR Raj’ from Mongla Port capsized with 510 tonnes of coal at Beauty Market area in the Pasur river near the Sundarbans as the keel of the ship was fractured around 9 pm,” said, Sub-inspector Md Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Chandpai Navy police camp.

The Local people used a trawler to rescue the ten-member crew from the capsized vessel.  A three-member committee has been formed, headed by assistant forest conservator (Chandpai Range) of the Forest Department Md Belayet Hossain, to submit a report about this incident.

Md Saidul Isalm, Divisional Forest Officer of Sundarbans East Zone, commented that the world’s largest mangrove forest may be affected by the sunken coal laden cargo.

Source: UNB

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