A coal-laden cargo ship carrying 775 metric tons (mt) of coal capsized in the Pashur River in Mongla upazila near the Sundarbans, Bangladesh. Commander Oli Ullah, harbor master of Mongla Port, said, “Jashore-bound ‘MV-Bilash’ capsized in the river around 10 p.m. [April 16] after loading coal from mother vessel MV-Observatory at the port. The incident occurred as the cargo was following a wrong route and stuck in a hidden char (island).” The Mongla Coast Guard and a salvage vessel rescued seven sailors from the capsized vessel. The Port of Mongla is one of the busiest ports in the world.
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