19 May 2022, 20:29
Update : 19 May 2022, 20:47

Wheat laden lighter ship completely sank into water, ruined wheat

CHATTOGRAM, May 19, 2022 (BSS)-A lighter vessel "MV Tamim", carrying 1,600

tonnes of wheat, completely sank into water in Tillar char area in the Bay of
Bengal on Wednesday evening.

Jamal Hossain, Executive Director of Samata Shipping and Logistics and owner
of MV Tamim said the ship was sank into the water and the wheat demolished
after sinking into the water.

Earlier, a crack was developed in the front hatch of the vessel after being
hit by a shoal and huge water entered into it. Later, water entered the
middle of the vessel and sank with cargo, he added.

The MV Tamim was operated by Samata Shipping and Logistics at the Water
Transport Cell (WTC) serial.

Following the incident, another vessel rescued all 12 crew of sunken MV

The ship would be rescued after visiting insurance company officials at the
said place of occurrence, he said.  

Water Transport Cell (WTC) Joint Secretary (operations) Ataul kabir Ranju
said the lighter vessel, carrying wheat weighing 1,600 tonnes of wheat, left
the outer anchorage of Chattogram port for Dhaka and capsized at Bay of

The lighter vessel unloaded wheat worth Taka 6.68 crore from a mother vessel
anchored at outer anchorage of Chattogram port and left for Dhaka on Tuesday

The vessel of Samata Shipping and Logistics was carrying wheat for Nabil Auto
Flour Mill in Dhaka.