Bulk carrier sank, Bay of Bengal UPDATE refloated

Jun 3 UPDATE: Bulk carrier was grounded when sudden storm lashed at Mongla port at night Jun 2, while offloading cargo of limestone, destined for cement mills. The ship was refloated in the morning Jun 3. Offloading operation resumed later same day, ship is said to sustain no or slight damages.
Bulk carrier SHAHRIAR JAHAN loaded with 21,000 tons of stone, loaded in Vietnam, reportedly sank at Mongla port, Mongla river, Bangladesh, on May 31. Information rather confusing, but rounding it up, the ship is believed to sank during storm on May 31, after sustaining damages.
Crew understood safe, port authorities will try to refloat the ship on Jun 3 with high tide.
Bulk carrier SHAHRIAR JAHAN, IMO 9263239, dwt 46232, built 2002, flag Bangladesh, manager BRAVE ROYAL SHIP MANAGEMENT.

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