A feeder vessel registered with Bangladesh capsized at Kolkata port India. On Thursday, the accident happened. It had finished loading, and it would depart for Chittagong, Bangladesh, on Friday, according to port officials.
Marintrust 01 is a 272-foot-long ship that was built about four years ago. It is said to run a service between Bangladesh and India. The 3,400-dwt freighter arrived in Kolkata on Tuesday from India’s Sagar port. As a result of the vessel’s unique tilt away from the pier, the containers continued to shift and fall.
According to reports, 18 twenty-foot containers (TEU) fell off the ship and sank in the harbor, while 10 forty-foot containers were still afloat. While ropes were being attached to secure the floating containers, a tug arrived to assist. A spokesperson for the shipping company stated he was unaware of the contents of the boxes.
The vessel charterer, Habibur Rahman of Dhaka-based Mango Logistics Limited, told local media that the berth operator had to operate the vessel because he was simultaneously loading heavy containers. As a result, the ship lost its balance and began to sink partially. He went on to say that they were doing everything they could to rescue the ship.