A leak within the backside of the ship flooded Deck 1 of the “Malaysia Star” anchored on the Mongla port in Bagerhat Dhaka Tribune

Importers declare a lack of round Tk50 crore for potential water injury to no less than 87 automobiles

A overseas ship anchored on the Mongla port sprang a leak, inflicting the deck under, on which it was transporting imported automobiles, to be flooded.

Subsequently, importers involved claimed a lack of round Tk50 crore for potential water injury to no less than 87 automobiles.

In the meantime, native transport brokers say the leak has been plugged and the water siphoned out earlier than the affected automobiles have been moved to security.

In line with port sources, the ship “Malaysia Star” dropped anchor at Mongla port earlier this week.

Alamgir Kabir Rubel, a automobile importer from Khulna, stated he had 4 automobiles in that ship. “Water does main hurt to those Japanese electrical automobiles and causes points with the engine and gearbox.”

Md Wahiduzzaman, common supervisor of Historic Steamship Firm Ltd, stated that 639 imported automobiles arrived on the “Malaysian Star”. “On Deck 1, there have been 143 vehicles. 50 of them had minor water injury on account of the leak, whereas 16 had a little bit extra.”

Nevertheless, all of the automobiles have been unloaded from the ship as of 1:30pm on Wednesdays and the ship will depart Mongla port on Thursday, he added.