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LEAKED VIDEO: Ferry disaster that killed 32 caught on CCTV in Bangladesh

PortandTerminal.com, June 30, 2020 DHAKA, BANGLADESH – A security camera video has revealed the terrifying moments of how a passenger ferry, Morning Bird, sank in just 20 seconds after being hit by another vessel, on the Buriganga river in Bangladesh. At least 32 people were killed in the incident. Moyur-2, the larger vessel which rammed the ferry, which was speeding …

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COVID RED ZONE: Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka may have 750,000 infections

Workers stream out of garment factory in Dhaka at the end of the work day

PortandTerminal.com, June 6, 2020 Ticking time bomb: Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka has an official population of 8.9 people and according to a report this week in The Economist may already have 750,000 cases of Covid-19. DHAKA, BANGLADESH – The real number of people infected with coronavirus in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan may be far, far worse than the official national tally …

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Video of the Day: Two men successfully guide boat with their bare hands to prevent a crash

Screen grab of two men guiding an incoming boat by hand.

PortandTerminal.com, May 13, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Here’s one for our Maritime Pilot friends. Not a lot of information to share about these two expert Bangladeshi boat handlers but they’re fast on their feet and committed to their work. The least we can all do is watch and applaud their finesse and skill as they prevent what could have …

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Three Dead, Several Injured at Chittagong Shipbreaking Yard

PortandTerminal.com, August 1, 2019 CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH – Three workers died and at least six were injured following a toxic gas leak onboard a tanker being dismantled at a shipbreaking yard in Chattogram, Bangladesh, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform said.  The tragic incident occurred at the shipbreaking yard of MAK Corporation in Chittagong on July 31, 2019. File photo of Medelin Atlas …

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PORT CITY PROFILE (Part 2 of 2): Chittagong, Bangladesh

PortandTerminal.com, July 17, 2019 In Part 1 of this series, we looked at Chittagong, home to Bangladesh’s largest and notoriously corrupt port. In Part 2 of this series, we’ll look at another aspect of Chittagong’s maritime industry – its infamous shipbreaking yards. Faujdarhat: Where Ships go to Die The Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard is located in Fauzdarhat, Bangladesh along the …

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PORT CITY PROFILE (Part 1 of 2): Chittagong, Bangladesh

PortandTerminal.com, July 10, 2019 CHITTAGONG – Bangladesh is booming. The country has one of the world’s fastest-growing economies with GDP growth of 7.9% in 2018/19 and is on Goldman Sachs’s list of the “Next 11” emerging economic powerhouses of the 21st century.  In 2013 more than 380 people died when an eight-storey textile factory in Dhaka collapsed, Famous fashion brands like Benetton and …

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