Bagerhat, Sept 30 (UNB) – Three fishermen remain missing while four others turned up injured after 2 fishing trawlers collided early Monday, 60 nautical miles away from Fairway Boya in the Bay of Bengal.
The missing fishermen are Jafar Hawladar, 35, son of Hashem Hawladar of South Amragachhiya village, Khokon Hawladar, 25, son of Shafayet Hawladar of Gabtola village and Monir Boyati, 28, son of Motleb Boyati of South Rajapur village, all within Shoronkhola upazila.
The fishing trawlernamed FB Semi Power-4 of Chottogram hit another trawler named Al-Karim in early morning as they were spreading the net in the mid-sea.
The injured Sumon Molla, 28, Al-Amin, 32, Ismail, 25 and Solaiman, 30,were admitted to Shoronkhola Upazila Health Complex.
M Saiful Islam Khokon, the owner of Al Karim, said they have to face a loss of Tk20 lakhs as the main body of the trawler brokeand 25of their nets couldn’t be recovered from the sea.
SK Abdullah, OC of Shoronkhola Police Station, said that the owner of Al Karim complained in this regard primarily. Legal steps would be taken after getting a written allegation, he added.