The 426 gt oil tanker Fazilat ran aground on the Karnafuli River at Chattogram, Bangladesh. The Fazilat had dropped anchor on the river earlier due the dense fog which reduced visibility to near zero. The anchor dragged and became stuck on a rock causing the tanker to go aground off a rocky embankment. The tanker remained stuck with the falling tide. Authorities were alerted and dispatched the tug Kandari 1 to the scene. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the tanker will be refloated on the rising tide and towed to a safer location.
The vessel Bahadur Kadir Khan 1 allided with a concrete bridge over the Dhaleshwari River near Sirajdikhan Upazila, Bangladesh. The sand-laden Bahadur Kadir Khan 1 had struck one of the pillars of the bridge causing the bridge to partially collapse onto the vessel. The master of the Bahadur Kadir Khan 1 was able to escape without harm, but several pedestrians on the bridge sustained injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment. Local authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
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.