Cargo ship with 1,600 tons of wheat sank in Meghna estuary, Bangladesh VIDEO

Lighter ship TAMIM loaded with 1,600 tons of wheat, on May 18 sank in the estuary of Meghna in Lakshmipur, Bangladesh, after hitting underwater object. The ship rested on bottom of sea canal with superstructure remaining above waterline. All 12 crew were rescued. TAMIM was transporting wheat to Nabil Auto Flour Mill in Narayanganj, wheat was offloaded, reportedly, from bulk carrier PROPEL GRACE (IMO 9605023), anchored at Chittagong Anchorage since May 4. Bulk carrier arrived from India, so most probably, wheat is of Indian origin, loaded prior to wheat export ban in India.

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