Teknaf Upazila Nirbahi Officer Parvez Chowdhury said, “The jetty has been in a battered condition for a long time. And the effects of cyclone Yaas and the combined force of a high tide and a full moon made the jetty crumble. The higher authorities have been informed about the collapse of the jetty.”

The only way of reaching Saint Martin’s Island is via ship. However, the small jetty where small to medium passenger vessels are docked in Saint Martin’s is unremarkable.

Md Nur Ahmed, chairman of Saint Martin’s Island Union Parishad, said: “Cyclone Yaas caused erosion in the northern and northeastern parts of the island. Many trees were uprooted and blown away. The roads are falling apart. The jetty was destroyed by the waves.”