Dhaka – A coal-laden cargo vessel sank in the Shela River in Harintana area of the Sundarbans in Mongla upazila on Saturday evening.
Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Sundarbans East Zone M Saidul Islam said Khulna-bound cargo vessel ‘Sea Horse’, capsized at Harintana as it collided with some sunken parts of another vessel that sank at the same spot several years ago.
However, all the 14 crew members of ‘Sea Horse’ managed to swim ashore after the incident.
Earlier on December 9, 2014, a tanker carrying some 3.58 lakh litres of furnace oil capsized in the Shela River which led to a massive and prolonged adverse impact on the Sundarbans its plant, animal and biological resources and the ecosystem. – UNB