More than 100 fishermen are missing after 15 trawlers drown in the Bay of Bengal

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More than 100 fishermen are missing after 15 trawlers drown in the Bay of Bengal.Twenty-three trawlers were submerged due to a severe storm in the Bay of Bengal. Two hundred fishermen are missing in the trawlers.From Thursday to Friday afternoon, there were cases of sinking of these trawlers in fair seas, Fairway Bua, Narikelbaria, Dubalas and more than one place.

Barguna District Fisheries Trawler Owners Association president Golam Mostafa Chowdhury confirmed the information in the Friday afternoon.

Among the drown trawlers, FB’s prayers for Jalal Mollah, FB Tajenoor of Ahmed Mistry, FB Mim-2 of Khalil Fakir, FB of Dulal Mia and FB Arman Ali of Chagiri Pahlan are known.Golam Mostafa Chowdhury said the weather started getting worse on Thursday afternoon. At least 15 trawlers were submerged when the fishing trawlers in the sea came safely.Fisherman’s 10 fishermen were rescued but four fishermen including trawler Pahlan were missing, he said.

Meanwhile, Barguna district administration, Patharghata upazila administration and Navy and Coast Guard started the work to rescue the sinking trawlers and fishermen.

Deputy Commissioner Mokhlesur Rahman said, “The Navy and Coast Guard have been asked to rescue the sinking trawlers and fishermen. They have already been in operation. ‘

Operation Officer of Coast Guard West Zone Lieutenant Mahmud Ali said that the outpost camps of Sundarbans have been given the responsibility of rescue operations.

The cyclone is ‘lying’ in the south-eastern region of Orissa and in the same area as deep depression. Sea ports have been advised to show the number three local alert.
Barguna District Fisheries Trailer Owners Association has confirmed that over 100 trawlers have taken shelter in Mandarbariya, Alarcool and Dubla canals in the Sundarbans on Thursday night due to the upheaval in the sea.

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