Boats capsizes in Bay: 4 fishermen missingNew Age Online
At least four fishermen went missing as two engine-run fishing boats capsized in the Bay of Begal near Kuakata Sea Beach under Kalapara upazila of Patuakhali district early on Tuesday morning due to bad weather.
The identities of the missing are: Abdullah, 45, Nur Bashar, 35, Alauddin, 35 and Kamal Hossain, 28. All of them are residents of Mohipur area of Kalapara uazila.
The fishing boats that capsized are FB Marjia, owned by Ansar Mollah and FB Al- Madina, owned by Khabir Majhee.
Ansar Mollah, also the president of Mohipur fishing trawler owner association said the boats were fishing in the Bay, 6km south from the sea beach, when it capsized because of tubulent weather.
The boats had 28 passengers. Of them, FB Marjia had 16 fishermen. Twelve of them were rescued by a passing trawler while four others went missing.
All fishermen of FB Al-Madina had also been rescued by another passing trawler.
‘We couldn’t send trawlers in the Bay to search for the missing fishermen as the Bay is very rough,’ he added.
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