A foreign sailor went missing after slipping into the River Karnaphuli from his vessel docked at the port jetty on Monday night.
The missing person was Markopoulos Vasileios, 57, captain of Cyprus-flag carrier MV Evinia.
Lieutenant Colonel Md Abdul Gaffar, director (security) of Chittagong Port, said that the vessel had come from China with steel pipe and tools and anchored at the port in the afternoon.
The sailor slipped while climbing down a hanging stair, said the official.
Members of Navy, Coast Guard and port security have launched a rescue operation soon after the mishap, he added.
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