CHATTOGRAMAt least 43 containers fell into the Bay of
Bengal from a cargo vessel on Sunday morning near Hatiya while those were
being carried from Chattogram port to Pangaon Inland Container Terminal in
Mohammad Selim, deputy director of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport
Authority (BIWTA), told journalists that as many as 43 containers out of 83
fell off cargo vessel 'KSL Gladiator' into waters amid rough weather near Lal
Boya of Bhasan Char area in Noakhali around 9 am Sunday on its way to
Port sources said the cargo started shaking severely due to rough weather
and at one stage the containers fell into water.
However, vessel movement through Hatiya channel is not being hampered due
to the accident, port source said.
Selim further said Bangladesh Navy, Coast Guard and the Port Authorities
have launched search efforts for retrieving the containers.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)