Stalled FSRU Ready for Start-Up Off Bangladesh

By Ruma Paul DHAKA, Aug 2 (Reuters) - A vessel that arrived in Bangladesh in April to offload its maiden cargo of liquefied natural gas and moor permanently as an import terminal should begin operations "within a week" after bad weather hampered its start-up, an official said on Thursday. The floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) will allow Bangladesh to import LNG … [Read more...]

Eighty-Six Fishermen Missing in Bangladesh After Cyclone

DHAKA, June 13 (Reuters) - Three bodies were recovered on Tuesday from the Bay of Bengal, where 86 fishermen remain missing after a cyclonic storm in the coastal district of Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, police said. The storm also wrecked makeshift camps at Kutupalong, Balukhali and Ledha that housed Rohingya refugees, more than 350,000 of whom have fled to Bangladesh from … [Read more...]

Scores Killed After Bangladesh Ferry Capsizes After Collision

By Serajul Quadir DHAKA, Feb 23 (Reuters) - At least 66 people died when a passenger ferry carrying more than 150 passengers and crew capsized after colliding with a trawler on a river in central Bangladesh on Sunday, police said. Rescuers managed to save at least 50 passengers and were still searching for more survivors, regional police official Harun-ur Rashid told … [Read more...]

Owner of Overloaded Bangladesh Ferry Arrested on Murder Charges

By Ruma Paul DHAKA, Aug 13 (Reuters) - A special Bangladesh anti-crime unit on Wednesday arrested the owner of a ferry that sank in a river killing about 110 people, the first time authorities took such action in a country where shipping accidents with heavy loss of life are common. The ferry capsized and sank during bad weather on Aug. 4 in a river swelled by monsoon … [Read more...]

Ferry With Hundreds Aboard Capsizes in Bangladesh

By Serajul Quadir DHAKA, Aug 4 (Reuters) - A ferry with about 200 passengers on board capsized in Bangladesh on Monday in a river southwest of the capital, Dhaka, and about 100 people were unaccounted for, the chief of the district administration said. Low-lying Bangladesh, with extensive inland waterways and slack safety standards, has an appalling record of ferry … [Read more...]