Published on 12:00 AM, January 16, 2018

Ship gets stuck at Ctg port, affects vessel movement

Malta-flagged MV TZINI got stuck in a shoal in the Chittagong port's channel yesterday morning amid dense fog. Photo: Star

A container ship got stuck on one side of the Chittagong port's channel amid dense fog yesterday morning, disrupting vessel movement.

The Malta-flagged MV Tzini was moving from the outer anchorage to a port jetty to berth, said Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) Chief Personal Officer Md Nasir Uddin.

The ship got stuck trying to avoid a collision with a fishing trawler which had suddenly come out of dense fog, said Shyama Prashad Chowdhury, manager (feeder operation) of the ship's local agent GP Shipping Lines Limited, quoting the vessel's master.

He said they would try to move the vessel in the evening high tide.

Vessels usually cross the channel twice a day during the morning and evening high tide.

Nasir said the channel was safe for vessel movement since the vessel was stuck on one side.