Dhaka, Bangladesh
12 missing as vessel with 1050mt coal sinks in Bay

12 missing as vessel with 1050mt coal sinks in Bay

CHATTOGRAM, Sept 12: Twelve crew members went missing after a lighterage vessel, carrying 1,050 metric tonnes of coal, sank in the Bay of Bengal near the Sangu gas field on Thursday morning. The engine of Dhaka-bound 'Hira Parbat-8' went out of order when it was near the Sangu gas field, said Lieutenant Commander Saiful Islam, director (operation) of Coast Guard east zone, reports UNB. Later, a crack was developed in the vessel and it eventually sank. Twelve crew members had been missing since then. A Coast Guard was on its way to the site. No other details were immediately available.

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