Hadisur’s family getting Tk 4.5cr compensation today...

Hadisur’s family getting Tk 4.5cr compensation today

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 11:47 AM, 16 June 2022   Updated: 03:40 PM, 16 June 2022

Family of Mohammad Hadisur Rahman Arif, the third engineer of the Bangladeshi ship “MV Banglar Samriddhi”, who was killed in a rocket attack in the Russia-Ukraine war

Family of Mohammad Hadisur Rahman Arif, the third engineer of the Bangladeshi ship “MV Banglar Samriddhi”, who was killed in a rocket attack in the Russia-Ukraine war

Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) is paying around Tk 4.5 crore as compensation to the family of Mohammad Hadisur Rahman Arif, the third engineer of the Bangladeshi ship “MV Banglar Samriddhi”, who was killed in a rocket attack in the Russia-Ukraine war. 

The check will be officially handed over to Hadisur’s family at the BSC building in the capital on Thursday afternoon.

Besides, 28 other officers and sailors of “MV Banglar Samriddhi” will also be paid the same amount of seven months’ salary as per their rank.

According to BSC sources, checks will be handed over to everyone through a ceremony at BSC Tower on Thursday at 4 pm. State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury is expected to be present on the occasion.

On May 20, the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) and the Bangladesh Merchant Marine Officers Association (BMMOA), an organization of mariners, provided financial assistance of around Tk 10.15 lakh to Hadisur’s family.

BMMOA president Capt. Anam Chowdhury said the BSC would give a check for five lakh US dollars (more than four and a half crore takas in Bangladeshi currency) as compensation to the family of Third Captain Hadisur who was killed in a rocket attack in Ukraine. Besides, the other officers and sailors of the ship will be given a check for the same amount of salary for seven months as per their respective ranks.

It is learned that the ship owned by BSC was being leased under the Danish company Delta Corporation. The ship sailed from Mumbai via Turkey to the Ukrainian Port of Olvia on February 22. From there, it was scheduled to leave for the Italian Port of Ravenna on February 24 with cement clay. 

Before this, when the Ukraine-Russia war broke out, the ship with 29 crew members got stuck in the Port of Olvia. Hadisur Rahman, the ship’s third engineer, was killed in a rocket attack on March 2.

However, another 28 people were evacuated from the ship with the help of a voluntary organization. The body of Hadisur and the 28 surviving sailors were taken out of the bunker (shelter house) near the Port of Olvia on March 5 and taken to Romania on March 8 via Moldova. 

On March 9, the sailors returned to Dhaka from Istanbul on a Turkish Air flight from Bucharest Airport, Romania. Hadisur Rahman’s body was brought to the country on March 14.

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