Vessel movement resumes at Chattogram port

United News of Bangladesh . Chattogram | Published: 15:59, Jun 14,2019

 
 

The vessel movement at the outer anchorage of the Chittagong port resumes on Friday. -- UNB photo

The vessel movement at the outer anchorage of the Chittagong port resumed on Friday noon after three hours of suspension following a head-on collision between two vessels at the estuary of the Bay of Bengal and the Karnafuli River in the morning.

The accident occurred at around 8:45am on Friday although no causality was reported.

Secretary of Chattogram port Omar Faruk said the collision occurred when an oil tanker was heading towards the outer anchorage from jetty of the port while another container-laden vessel was entering the jetty.

The vessel movement resumed at about 12:00pm after a tug boat removed the two vessels, he said.

A three-member probe body was formed to investigate the matter and was asked to submit a report within three days.

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