16 missing as 5 trawlers capsize in Bay of Bengal
Published: 09:11 PM, 19 August 2022
16 missing as 5 trawlers sink in Bay of Bengal- File Photo
At least 16 fishermen are missing as five fishing trawlers have sunk due to a storm in the Bay of Bengal near Kuakata in Patuakhali.
Mahipur Matsha Arot Malik Somity president and Mahipur Union Parishad (UP) chairman Fazlu Gazi confirmed this.
Fazlu Gazi said two fishing trawlers were hit by a storm on Friday morning and three more in the afternoon due to a storm that sank several kilometers away from the last buoy of Payra port. He said that there were 16 fishermen on the sunken trawlers. They are all missing.
Coast guard Nizampur Station Commander Salim Mandal said that he heard the news of missing 16 fishermen. As the sea is rough, they are unable to embark on a rescue mission.