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Oil tanker sank at Chittagong Port spilled oil into the sea

The oil spill was limited to one km so far An oil tanker that sank overnight at the Chittagong Port was spilling furnace oil into the sea, raising fears of pollution. But officials said the spill was limited to one km so far.We are concerned about the pollution but it is unlikely to be very high as only one of the caps of the tanker was open to spill the oil, while the tanker was not fully loaded... The preventive measures could easily deter the spillage, Deputy Conservator of the Chittagong Port Authority Nazmul Alam said.Source: The Hindu

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2 lighterage vessels sink at Chittagong Port

7 crew still missing Two cement clinker laden lighterage vessels capsized at the outer berth in Kutubdia channel on midnight of Monday after collision with mother vessel MV Ramshir.There were 2,700 metric tons of clinkers in the capsized vessels, port sources said. Out of total 26 sailors of the two vessels, 19 were rescued and 7 still missing till writing this report.Port sources said these lighterage vessels MV Titu-21, MV Titu-22 were moving towards Munshigonj with clinker.At that time another mother vessel MV Ramshir collided with these lighterage vessels and left the vessels sank. At the same incident MV Titu-16 also affected with collision. Immediate after sinking, 19 sailors were rescued by another lighterage vessel.Port authority rescue team, coast guard and naval forces vigorously searching the missing crews from early morning yesterday but yet to be traced. Port sources said the navigation in port channel not hampered with the incident as it happened at outer berth.All vessels including the mother vessels and capsized vessel belong to Abul Khair Group of company and M/S Litmond is the shipping agent of these vessels, sources said.Source: New Nation

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