Fishing trawler capsizes at Bay: 4 bodies found, 13 rescued

Cox’s Bazar, Jan 23 — Four bodies were recovered after a fishing trawler capsized with 25 people on board in the Bay of Bengal on Saturday. Thirteen others were rescued by another fishing boat while eight fishermen remained missing, Coast Guard headquarters Media Officer Lt Commander Amirul Hoque told UNB.
Fishing trawler ‘FB Janjabin’ capsized some 34.5 nautical miles (about 64km) off St Martin’s island around 5 am. Sources at the Coast Guard headquarters said their rescue ship “Shyamal Bangla” reached the place of occurrence at around 10:30 am.
Four bodies were recovered before the rescue ship had reached the spot, Amirul said.
Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) said an AW-139 Search and Rescue Helicopter of Bangladesh Air Force took off from BAF base Zahurul Hoque, Chattogram, to conduct a search and rescue operation.
Mohammad Ali, the owner of ‘FB Janjabin’, said the trawler went out in the sea about a week ago from Karnafuli. – UNB