Coal Vessel BB 1148 Capsizes near Mongla Port in Bangladesh
Local media reported that a vessel carrying 848 tonnes of coal capsized in the Passur River near Mongla port in Bagerhat in the south western part of Bangladesh on 27 February 2021 night. The ship, MV BB-1148, is half submerged at Banishanta area in the Passur River, one kilometre south of Mongla port. The incident occurred when the ship carrying imported coal of Eastern Private Limited from Harbaria area of Mongla port was on its way to Nawapara in Jashore district after loading coal from a mother vessel in Harbour area of Mongla Port. Meanwhile, all 12 sailors of the capsized cargo vessel managed to swim ashore safely.
Although the vessel is yet to be salvaged, Mongla port authority said the port’s prime channel remains safe and regular activities of the port will not be hampered due to the accident.