Three fishermen were dead and nine others went missing in the Bay of Bengal after a commercial ship hit a fishing trawler in the deep sea near St Martin's Island in Cox's Bazar, media reports.
Confirming the incident of trawler capsizes and fishermen’s death, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate on Wednesday issued a press release saying 12 men were rescued from the sea by NAVY ship “Somudra Joy” and “Aporajeyo” and had been continuing search operation to rescue nine missing men.
Later, BNS Aporajeyo joined the rescue operation. During the long operation, they recovered three dead bodies from the sea.
The release also mentioned that two NAVY ships have been continuing close searching operations for missing nine fishermen.