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Tourist ship operations to St. Martin`s resume

 Cox`s Bazar Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:01 PM, 7 December 2021  

Tourist ship operations to St. Martin`s resume

Tourist ship operations to St. Martin`s resume

Tourist ship operations to Saint Martin's Island from Cox's Bazar have resumed on Tuesday after about two days of suspension due to rough sea following cyclonic storm Jawad.  

Four tourists ship left Teknaf for St. Maarten at 1 pm on Tuesday.

Confirming the matter, Zahir Uddin Bhuiyan, Traffic Supervisor of Teknaf Region of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) said that warning signal number 3 has been lowered as the influence of Jawad has been cut off. As a result, four tourists ship with 700 visitors left Teknaf for St. Maarten on at 1pm today. He said the ships would bring back stranded tourists to the island.

Last Saturday, Jawad became stronger and turned into a strong cyclone. For this reason, the upazila administration had decided to stop the movement of tourist ships on Teknaf-Saint Martin route.

Teknaf Upazila Nirbahi Officer Parvez Chowdhury said that tourist ships have started operation on this route as weather improves. Tourists stranded on the island will also be able to return.

According to BIWTA and shipping authority, more than 700 tourists boarded four ships from Teknaf's Damdamiya jetty to St. Martin's at around 1pm as Jawad's influence waned. Tourists stranded on the island will return in three days.

Shah Alam, manager of tourist ship Keari Cruise and Dine in Teknaf, said the ships had resumed operations from noon as the weather was normal.

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