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Navy rescues 600 fortune seekers

Navy rescues 600 fortune seekers

From a large trawler adrift in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh Navy yesterday rescued over 600 overseas job seekers, believed to have been lured by human traffickers into a sea voyage to Malaysia, according to the navy. Acting on a tip-off, navy ship Durjoy intercepted the trawler 50 nautical miles southeast of St Martin's...

Bangladesh's first 'marine protected area' declared

Bangladesh's first 'marine protected area' declared

The Swatch of No Ground, a submarine canyon in the Bay of Bengal known as a hotspot for cetaceans, has been declared Bangladesh's first “marine protected area”.  The declaration on the 1,738 square kilometres area, with an average depth of 900 metres and located south of Dublar Char, was made through an environment and...

1 lakh yaba tablets seized, 7 held in Cox’s Bazar

1 lakh yaba tablets seized, 7 held in Cox’s Bazar

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detained seven people and seized around 1 lakh pieces of yaba tablets from Cox’s Bazar this afternoon. On information, a team of Rab conducted an operation in Kolatoli Beach area in the Bay of Bengal and seized a trawler carrying the contrabands items around 4:00pm, said Lt Col Mistah Uddin,...

Swatch of No-Ground declared protected zone

Swatch of No-Ground declared protected zone

The government has announced ‘the Swatch of No-Ground’ -- a spawning and breeding area of many endangered oceanic species -- as the first marine protected area of the country. The Swatch of No-Ground, an 1738-square km area with an average depth of 900 meter located in the southern side of the Dublachar island in...

Maritime crimes: Bangladeshis in Thai jungle

Maritime crimes: Bangladeshis in Thai jungle

NOT much time has passed since the BBC online reported the heart-rending news of discovery of 171 people, mainly Bangladeshis, from Thai jungle camps. The Bangladeshis are victims of organised slave trade. Tempted by the prospect of jobs, they were taken to be sold as slaves. Bangladeshis seeking work in South East Asian...

14 Indian fishermen held for intrusion

14 Indian fishermen held for intrusion

Bangladesh Navy detained 14 Indian fishermen for intruding into the naval territory of Bangladesh. They were sued under a special act and imprisoned. The fishermen fishing near the fairway buoy in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday, said Manjur Elahi, sub-inspector of Mongla Police Station, quoting the navy. “A fishing trawler ‘FB Dayamoi’ used by...

Cyclone Hudhud poised to hit India

Cyclone Hudhud poised to hit India

Cyclone Hudhud, which has moved slightly north-westwards over the West Central Bay and adjoining East Central Bay, may cross the coast of north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha of India by today morning. The cyclonic storm is likely to intensify further and move in a west-north-westerly direction. It will not hit Bangladesh unless it...

Hudhud: Tidal surge likely to inundate coastal dists

Hudhud: Tidal surge likely to inundate coastal dists

The very severe cyclonic storm Hudhud (with estimated centre pressure of 984hPa) over the West Central Bay and adjoining East Central Bay moved slightly northwestwards over the same area. It was centred at 6:00am on Saturday about 960 kms southwest of Chittagong port, 900 kms southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 840 kms south-southwest of...

Save the Bayside jhau trees

Save the Bayside jhau trees

Tidal water from the Bay of Bengal threatens a few thousand jhau trees (tamarisk) as they may collapse anytime due to gradual exposure and damage of roots. Around a thousand trees fell into sea water during tidal surges at the time of full moon in three months since last July, locals and forest officials...

Ports hoist signal No. 2 as ‘Hud Hud’ intensifies

Ports hoist signal No. 2 as ‘Hud Hud’ intensifies

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant warning signal No. 2 as the cyclonic storm “Hud Hud” over southeast Bay and adjoining area moved slightly west-north-westwards today. The cyclone now lies over east-central Bay and adjoining southeast area at 6:00am, a special weather bulletin of...

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