Rescue of Bangladeshi sailors from attacked ship in Ukraine begins

Rescue of Bangladeshi sailors from attacked ship in Ukraine begins

Staff Correspondentdaily-bangladesh.com

Published: 21:28 3 March 2022   Updated: 21:29 3 March 2022

MV Bangla Samriddhi; File Photo

MV Bangla Samriddhi; File Photo

The rescue of trapped Bangladeshi sailors from the ship ‘MV Bangla Samriddhi’ which has been attacked by a rocket in Ukraine has started. 

It was learned that the body of third engineer Hadisur Rahman is also being shifted to the bunker.

“Efforts were being made to bring back 28 sailors safely after an attack on a Bangladeshi ship in Ukraine on Thursday,” Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) executive director Piyush Dutta told the media.

Piyush Dutt said the first goal is to bring back our sailors with adequate security. Relevant agencies including the Ministry of Shipping are working in this regard.

Read more: ‘Process of bringing back 28 trapped sailors underway’

Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) is a government agency under the Ministry of Shipping. The company’s general cargo ship ‘MV Bangla Samriddhi’ has been there since February 23 after arriving at the Port of Olvia, Ukraine. There are 29 Bangladeshi sailors on board.

A Bangladeshi sailor named Hadisur Rahman, the third engineer of the ship, was killed by the rocket attack in MV Bangla on Wednesday. His home is at Hosnabad village in Betagi upazila of Barguna.

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