Ship Photos of The Day – Ready to Ride it Out | Cyclone Mahasen Hits Bangladesh

Ships are seen anchored in Karnafuli river before cyclone Mahasen approaches in Chittagong May 16, 2013. Mahasen started crossing Bangladesh's low-lying coast on Thursday, bearing down on the ports of Chittagong and Cox's Bazar, as tens of thousands of people huddled in shelters from a storm which the United Nations says threatens 4.1 million people. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj
Ships are seen anchored in Karnafuli river before cyclone Mahasen approaches Chittagong May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

Cyclone Mahasen started crossing Bangladesh’s low-lying coast on Thursday, bearing down on the ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar, as tens of thousands of people huddled in shelters from a storm which the United Nations says threatens 4.1 million people.

Mahasen was moving northeast, into northeastern India, as it lost strength, meteorological officials said. So far, six deaths have been blamed on the storm.

A ship is seen from the shore of the Bay of Bengal before cyclone Mahasen approaches in Chittagong May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj
A ship is seen from the shore of the Bay of Bengal before cyclone Mahasen approaches in Chittagong May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj