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Another ship with 65,250MT coal reaches Matarbari

Staff Correspondent . Chattogram
21 May 2023 00:00:00 | Update: 21 May 2023 01:36:38
Another ship with 65,250MT coal reaches Matarbari
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The YM Endeavor, a Hong Kong flagged vessel and the second large ship anchoring at any Bangladeshi port, has arrived at the coal jetty of Matarbari deep sea port with 65,250 metric tonnes of coal.

Coal unloading from the ship, brought to jetty from the deep sea on May 19 through artificial channel, started at noon on May 20.

Chittagong Port Secretary Omor Faruk told The Business Post, “Now big ships are coming to Matarbari regularly. The maritime sector of Bangladesh has reached a new milestone through this achievement of Chittagong Port. So far, two large ships have arrived. This success has brightened the image of Bangladesh in the maritime world. Now one ship after another will come with coal.”

The YM Endeavor is 228.99 metres long and its depth (draft) under water is 12.5 metres. A pilotage team, led by experienced pilot of Chittagong Port Md Masud Hossain, brought the ship to the jetty with the help of four tug boats.

Earlier, on April 24, Panama flagged vessel ‘Auso Maro’, 229 metres long and 12.5 metres draft, reached the outer anchorage of Matarbari seaport with 63,000 tonnes of coal from Indonesia. The ship was brought to Matarbari coal power plant jetty under the supervision of Chittagong Port Authority on April 25. It was the largest ship anchoring at any Bangladeshi port ever. It was the first ship to bring coal for the coal-fired power plant. The ship successfully unloaded coal and left Matarbari the port on May 7.