Cox’s Bazar trawler

Cox’s Bazar trawler capsize: Bodies of two fishermen recovered. Six others still remain missing.

Members of the Coast Guard on Saturday recovered bodies of two fishermen from the Bay of Bengal a day after a fishing trawler carrying 19 fishermen capsized amid the low depression in the sea on Friday afternoon.

The deceased were identified as Mohammad Abu Tayeb, and Saiful Islam, were residents of Khurushkul union in the Cox’s Bazar town.

M Hamidul Islam, contingent commander of the Coast Guard East Zone in the Cox’s Bazar Station, said on information they recovered the bodies of Tayeb and Saiful from Maheshkhali and Sonadia channels respectively on Saturday afternoon.

The fishing trawler MB Mayer Dua carrying 19 fishermen capsized due to unrest in the sea at Najiratek Channel on Friday afternoon.

Of them, the Coast Guard members managed to rescue 8 fishermen and three others were able to swim to safety while the rest went missing.

Of the missing, bodies of the two fishermen were recovered by the Coast Guard on Saturday and still six others remain missing.

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