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14 crew members rescued from Bay of Bengal

Published : Tuesday, 20 October, 2020 at 8:34 PM  Count : 164

14 crew members rescued from Bay of Bengal

14 crew members rescued from Bay of Bengal

The Coast Guard rescued 14 crew members of a lighterage vessel in the Bay of Bengal near Sandwip on Tuesday.

They were rescued from the ‘Shyamal Bangla’ vessel, said Lieutenant Commander M Hayat Ibne Siddique, media officer of Coast Guard.

Seawater entered the wheat-laden lighterage vessel after it developed a crack around Monday midnight. It was anchored 10 nautical miles from Sandwip.

Besides, a fire also broke out in the engine room.

On information, a Coast Guard team went to the spot and rescued the crew members.

All of them were given first aid.

The vessel and the crew were handed over to vessel owner A Karim in the afternoon.


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