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12:00 AM, June 09, 2012 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 09, 2012

CPA to remove damaged vessel

The Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) is preparing to remove a large scrap vessel from the outer anchorage of Chittagong port as a crack developed in it five days back.
MV Wind 3, a 274-metre long scrap vessel brought for dismantling in the Shitakunda ship breaking yard, developed a crack in one side of its engine room following a collision with a sunken ship, Hang Ro Bong, on June 3 afternoon when it was attempting to anchor at the B (Bravo) anchorage of the port, said staff at Port Radio Control.
Rice-laden Hang Ro Bong capsized in the Bay in a collision with another ship on April 6 last year.
Following allegation of oil spillage from the Wind 3, a team led by the CPA Deputy Conservator Captain Najmul Alam on CPA salvage vessel Kandari-10, visited the spot around 5:30pm yesterday.
Najmul told The Daily Star that they did not found any presence of oil floating on the Bay at the outer anchorage.
He said as the Wind 3 is now staying at risk, they would remove it with CPA salvage vessels to a safer place today afternoon.
The private salvage company, Prantik, which took responsibility to salvage the sunken ship last year, could not do so yet due to rough condition of the sea, he added.

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