Sunken tanker spilling oil in Karnaphuli

A tanker, which sank in to the Karnaphuli River upon Saturday as good as was spilling oil, could not be salvaged compartment final night.

Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) yesterday in the minute destined the Eastern Bunker Services, owners organisation of the tanker Moon, to deliver it inside of 48 hours.

It could not be rught divided estimated how many oil has already been spilled in to the river, pronounced CPA Secretary Syed Farhad Uddin Ahmed.

He, however, pronounced it was installed with scarcely 150 tonnes of furnace fuel.

A group of scuba divers from Bangladesh Navy managed to tie the tanker to the boat landing to forestall it from being cleared divided by tall waves to the categorical channel, Farhad added.

Witnesses pronounced the oil proposed spilling quick after waves began yesterday noon.

Also yesterday, 3 sea-waste cleaners were sent to the symbol to purify up the water. An central of the cleanser vessel pronounced the oil has spilled over an area of during slightest 10 block kilometres.

Faridul Alam, executive of CPA Environmental Management Unit, said, the cleaners have picked up 45 tonnes of spilled oil.

On Saturday night, the internal tanker, which loads fuel from armoured column in the jetties to supply to sea-going vessels, was anchored during Chittagong Port. It proposed falling solemnly around 11:30pm.

The reason during the behind of the falling was still unknown.

Meanwhile, to rescue the tanker, the owners organisation hired the in isolation company, Hiramoni Salvage Ltd, which proposed the pursuit yesterday morning.

A two-member group from the CPA has been made to examine in to the situation after comparison pier officials visited the spot.

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