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Bangladesh cargo ship hit in Ukraine, crew member killed, says ship owner

DHAKA: A missile or bomb hit a Bangladeshi-owned cargo ship in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Olvia, killing certainly one of its crew members, and efforts have been below method to rescue the others from the vessel, its owner mentioned on Thursday (Mar 3).

“The ship came under attack and one engineer was killed,” Pijush Dutta, govt director of the Bangladesh Shipping Corporation, advised Reuters. “It was not clear whether it was a bomb or missile, or which side launched the attack. The other 28 crewmen are unharmed,” he mentioned, with out offering additional particulars.

The Bangladesh-flagged Banglar Samriddhi had been caught on the port of Olvia since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine started on Feb 24, and was hit by a missile, a Bangladeshi overseas ministry official mentioned earlier on Thursday.

The vessel was struck on Wednesday night and movies on social media confirmed crew members asking for assist.

In one video, the vessel’s second engineer mentioned that the ship had been hit by a rocket with one crewmate already lifeless.

“We have no power supply. Emergency generator power supply is running. We are on the verge of death. We have not been rescued yet. Please save us,” the seafarer mentioned.

In one other video, one other crew member known as Asiful Islam Asif mentioned: “Please rescue us.”

Bangladesh Shipping Corporation’s Dutta mentioned that he was conscious of the movies, declining additional remark.

Many delivery corporations have suspended sailings to affected Black Sea ports and different terminals in Ukraine, with insurance coverage premiums for voyages hovering in current days. At least three business ships have been hit by bombs since Feb 24.

Moscow has known as its actions in Ukraine a “special operation”.

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