A cargo ship carrying 500 metric tonnes of fertilizer sank in the Herbaria area of the Animal Channel of Mongla Port; Eight crew members of the ship were rescued.
Captain Shaheen Majid, Harbor Master of Mongla Port Authority, said that MV Shahjalal Express collided with a foreign commercial ship at around 11:30 pm on Tuesday.
He said that although the ship sank in the main channel, navigation through that channel is normal and risk-free.
Captain Shaheen Majid said, cargo ship MV Shahjalal Express with about 500 metric tons of fertilizer (MOP) left the foreign commercial ship MV Vita Olympic in Anchorage No. 9 of Harbaria in Bandar Channel on Tuesday night.