The Dhaka-bound ‘MV-Nowmi’ sank in the river as a crack had developed in the vessel, said deputy harbour master of Mongla port, Captain Shahadat Hossain.

All 10 crew members of the vessel were rescued by local fishermen and the Coast Guard.

“A notice has already been issued to the owner of the vessel to take steps within 15 days to remove the vessel from the river,” said Captain Shahadat.