The launch, which ran aground on a hidden shoal in the Meghna river on Friday night, got relieved on its own during a tidal surge this afternoon.
MV Sattar Khan-1 that remained stuck in a shoal at Aktel Point in Chandpur for more than 40 hours got released around 4:45pm, said Amir Zafar, superintendent of police in Chandpur.
The rescue vessel Agrabahok which ran aground on the shoal while salvaging the launch also got released during the tidal surge, the police officer told our Chandpur correspondent.
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) sent Agrabahok to Haim Char upazila Saturday night to rescue MV Sattar Khan-1.
A number of 1,165 passengers of MV Sattar were rescued by police yesterday.
Earlier on August 4, another overcrowded launch capsized in the river Padma, claiming the lives of about 110 people. Among them, 62 people still remain missing.