Four Chittagong lighters sank in one day
“Four lighter vessels capsized and two crew members of a ship went missing in separate incidents over a span of four hours on Dec 14 in the outer anchorage of Chittagong Port and the Sandwip and Hatiya channels of the Bay of Bengal” – says local media.
MV Glorious Sreenagar loaded with 1500 tons of corn, capsized in the Bhashanchar area of the Hatiya channel. Vessel was anchored because of fog, she was hit by MV Titu, which sailed away from accident site. From 14 crew, 2 were rescued by Navy, 10 swam ashore, 2 went missing.
MV Labs-1 sank near the outer anchorage of the Chittagong Port with a cargo of 1,050 tonnes of cement clinker, 13 crew rescued. Crew claim vessel was hit by another vessel, which was the cause of disaster.
MV Majnu sank with 1800 tonnes of rock phosphate for a fertilizer factory near Patenga Beach. After sudden water ingress, Master tried to reach shallows of Patenga Beach to ground sinking vessel, but she sank in deeper waters off beach. 14 crew rescued.
MV Darin Darsab loaded with 2,200 tonnes of raw sugar, capsized after striking shoal near Char Nurul Islam, crew rescued.
On a photo from The Daily Star MV Labs-1.
No data found on those vessels, Chittagong lighters are not registered in international databases, except probably Lloyd’s.