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Monday, December 15, 2014, Poush 1, 1421, Safar 21, 1436 Hijr


Sundarbans tanker capsize
'MT Total' master among 4 held
Observer Online Report
Published : Monday, 15 December, 2014,  Time : 2:39 PM,  View Count : 35
Narayanganj police on Monday arrested four people including the master of ‘MT Total’, the cargo vessel which hit an oil tanker in the Shela River of the Sundarbans.

Siddhirganj thana OC Alauddin said police arrested the four alongwith the trawler from ACI area in the Shitalakhya River in the morning. They have been handed over to the Mongla Police Station in Bagerhat district.

The arrested are : MT Total mater Mostafa, 53, and staff Farooque, 34, Akkas, 25, and Piar Ali, 30.

On December 9, oil tanker ‘OT Southern-7’ carrying some 3.57 lakh litres of furnace oil sank in Shela River under the East Zone of the Sundarbans after being hit by a cargo vessel, causing a serious threat to the existence of the mangrove forest and its natural resources due to the oil spill.

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