On December 14, the lighter MV Labs 1 sank near the outer anchorage of Chittagong, Bangladesh. The MV Labs 1 was carrying a cargo of 1050 tons of cement clinker when it was struck by another vessel. The lighter suffered water ingress and began to sink. The crew alerted the coast guard who dispatched a rescue ship to the scene. All 13 crew of the MV Labs 1 were safely rescued. No reports of injuries.
On May 21, the 28 meter long tugboat Ast Legend was blown ashore near Patenga, Bangladesh. The tug had been moored off Chittagong when Cyclone Roanu broke the anchor line. The vessel was quickly pushed ashore. No further details reported.
The 1200 ton lighter vessel Nasa sustained damage while striking a submerged shipwreck off Chittagong, Bangladesh. The Nasa had unloaded some 55,000 tons of clinker from the vessel Oyadi al Boston. After the offload completed, the Boston pulled away from the anchorage causing the the Nasa lost stability and struck the nearby shipwreck. The Nasa sustained hull damage including a crack along the hull’s bottom. All 13 crew on the Nasa abandoned ship and were rescued by the lighter East Bengal. No reports of injuries. The Nasa was later towed just offshore a nearby beach. No further details reported.
The sunken vessel that the Nasa struck was the lighter Sunderban 1. The Sunderban 1 was carrying some 1500 tons of steel coils when it sank off the Chittagong anchorage on June 27, 2014.