The lighter Sheba sank on June 5 on the Pashur River near Bagerhat, Bangladesh. The lighter was carrying 800 tons of clinkers from the cargo vessel Appicpi to a cement factory in Khulna when the vessel suffered structural failure. A crack formed in the hull and the lighter quickly began to flood before it partially sank in the river. The nine crew on board were quickly rescued. No reports of injuries.
The Sheba’s location does not prohibit traffic as it rests outside the navigation channel. No reports if the lighter will be salvaged or scrapped.