Dhaka: 12:49 AM, Sun, 23 Feb, 2020

Fishing vessel capsizes in Bay, 10 missing

News Desk : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-12-27 2:54:47 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-12-30 12:05:10 PM

One person died and 10 went missing after a fishing ship capsized in the Bay of Bengal with 23 crew members on board on Friday morning.

The vessel FV Rangachokka capsized in the deep sea, 35 miles west of Cox's Bazar in the morning.

One dead body was recovered, 12 persons have been rescued alive and 10 persons are still missing.

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard and Bangladesh Navy are conducting a drive to rescue the missing people with the help of a private ship.

Staff officer (operations) of Bangladesh Coast Guard’s eastern zone Lieutenant Commander Md Saiful Islam said the cause of the accident could not be known immediately.

He also said Coast Guard ship Syed Nazrul and Bangladesh Navy ship Oporajeyo have started a drive to rescue the missing people.