Posted on June 29, 2022
The Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) recently saved an oceangoing ship, which was severely damaged in a mid-sea accident that could have caused the loss of export cargoes worth Tk 800 crore and create an obstacle for navigation.
The CPA took timely and courageous steps to save the 172-metre container vessel after it tilted seven degrees following a sideways collision with another vessel.
So, the CPA, in cooperation with Prantik Bengal Salvage and Diving, completed the delicate task of bringing the ship back to shore for repair.
The collision also created huge holes in the vessel’s hull that were repaired by diving underwater, another task that requires high skills.
The CPA has termed the whole operation a big achievement for the port as well as for Bangladesh as the job highlighted the port’s capabilities to the global community and created a bright image worldwide.
How did the accident happen?
MV Haian City, a Vietnam-flagged container vessel, left Chattogram port for Singapore in the morning of April 14 with 1,105 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containers, including 718 TEUs export laden ones.