The Coast Guard rescued 14 crew members of a lighterage vessel in the Bay of Bengal near Sandwip on Tuesday.
They were rescued from the ‘Shyamal Bangla’ vessel, said Lieutenant Commander M Hayat Ibne Siddique, media officer of Coast Guard.
Seawater entered the wheat-laden lighterage vessel after it developed a crack around Monday midnight. It was anchored 10 nautical miles from Sandwip.
Besides, a fire also broke out in the engine room.
On information, a Coast Guard team went to the spot and rescued the crew members.
All of them were given first aid.
The vessel and the crew were handed over to vessel owner A Karim in the afternoon.