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Chittagong Port

N Korean ship denied entry

Dhaka yesterday denied entry of a North Korean  ship to Chittagong Port as the UN Security Council had imposed embargo on the ship's owning company for carrying prohibited arms over a year ago. On information, Bangladesh Navy halted the ship intending to enter the country's territorial sea around 8:00pm, diplomatic sources said. The Panama flag-carrying cargo vessel MV ZHONG DE1, IMO No. 8715493, was actually owned by Ocean Maritime Management Company Ltd (OMM) of North Korea. The UN Security Council included the...

1 dies, 3 get hurt in gas inhalation

A worker was killed and three others were injured inhaling gas while working on a ship at Chittagong port yesterday. The deceased, Mahbub Hossain, 28, hailed from Jhalakathi. The identity of the injured could not be known immediately.  The ship was moored at No-8 jetty, said Nayek Hamidur Rahman of CMCH Police Camp. They were rushed to Chittagong Medical College Hospital where on-duty doctor declared him Mahbub dead around 9:00pm.

‘Biggest’ haul of yaba seized in Ctg

‘Biggest’ haul of yaba seized in Ctg

Members of Bangladesh Navy seized the “biggest ever” consignment of Yaba tablets at the outer anchorage of Chittagong port early today. They seized 15 lakh pieces of Yaba worth Tk 82.50 crore from a fishing trawler, reports our Chittagong correspondent. The Navy personnel first spotted the trawler with smugglers near the Buoy zone-1 around 2:15am...

Handling of radioactive materials at Ctg Port

It is reported that a 36-member joint team comprising US, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan experts are working for the recovery of radioactive materials of a cargo container at the Chittagong port. A panel of nine experts of the US Department of Energy arrived in Bangladesh at the request of the Chittagong Customs House, after a container with the radioactive material was detected last April. One steel company of Chittagong exported a consignment of five containers carrying scrapped stainless steel which...

Chittagong Port

Experts set to recover radioactive goods

A 36-member joint team comprising of US, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan experts will start working today for the recovery of radioactive goods of a cargo container at the Chittagong port. After the recovery, the experts will also try to store the materials safely. A panel  of nine experts of the US Department of Energy arrived in Bangladesh on January 11 at the Chittagong Customs House's request, after the radioactive goods-laden container was detected in April last year. Other members of the joint...

Yaba worth Tk 7.50cr seized in Ctg

Yaba worth Tk 7.50cr seized in Ctg

About 1.40 lakh pieces of contraband yaba tablets worth around Tk 7.5 crore was seized in a raid in the Bay area adjacent to Chittagong’s port city today, Bangladesh Navy claimed. Navy’s anti-smuggling cell launched a crackdown in the outer anchorage area of Chittagong port and spotted a suspicious wooden boat, our local correspondent...

1 dead, 26 missing in Bay vessel capsize

1 dead, 26 missing in Bay vessel capsize

One person died and 26 crewmen went missing after a fishing vessel capsized after allegedly being hit by a ship in the Bay of Bengal in the early hours of today. FV Bandhan, a vessel of Bengal Fisheries Limited, capsized with 29 crewmen on board about 30 nautical miles northwest off the coast of...

More than 2 lakh yaba seized in Ctg

More than 2 lakh yaba seized in Ctg

Members of Bangladesh Navy seized 2,20,000 yaba tablets at the outer anchorage of Chittagong Port early yesterday. During a raid, an anti-smuggling team of the navy seized a fishing trawler, FV Saleha, and recovered the contraband pills from it, said team commander Md Jasimuzzaman. This seizure is the largest ever haul of yaba tablets in...

Navy warship catches fire at Ctg port

Navy warship catches fire at Ctg port

A warship of Bangladesh Navy caught fire at Chittagong port this afternoon. The fire originated around 2:00pm from the kitchen of the ship -- BNS Omar Faroque, the Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports quoting sources at the navy, port and fire service. Two tugboats -- Kandari-2 and Kandari-10, two navy ships and five firefighting units...

Fate of New Mooring Container Terminal hangs in balance

Fate of New Mooring Container Terminal hangs in balance

Uncertainty looms on full-fledged operations of New Mooring Container Terminal of Chittagong Port, as fresh dispute arises over how the terminal will be operated. The one-kilometre-long terminal, constructed by the port at Tk 566 crore, cannot go into operations due to failure in appointing an operator even after seven years of its construction in...

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