Cargo-laden ship sinks in Bay

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A goods-laden ship capsized in the Bay of Bengal near Patenga sea beach area in Chattogram on Sunday.

According to Chattogram port officials, MV New Golam Rahman carrying 850 tonnes of pulse developed a crack due to strong current while heading towards Khulna after unloading goods from a ship, owned by Modern Logistics at the outer anchorage of the port in the morning.

The ship's crew managed to anchor it near Patenga sea beach.

“All crew members of the ship are safe,” said Nabi Alam, senior vice-president of Bangladesh River Vessel Workers Federation.

The authorities concerned are investigating the incident.

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