Dredger Collides with Cruiser in Naf River, No Casualties

A tourist vessel on its way to St Martin’s island collided with a dredging vessel on the Naf River yesterday, United News of Bangladesh (UNB) reports. 

Dalim Barua, assistant sub-inspector of Taknaf Model Police Station, said that this accident took place on Teknaf-Saint Martin’s naval route in Naf River around 10am, as the tourist vessel Keari Cruise and Dine collided head-on with the dredger used in clearing the riverbed of sand and other  deposits.

Despite the cruise ship carrying 300 tourists, no casualties were reported, according to UNB.

After the collision, the Upazila Nirbahi Teknaf administration announced the measures to make sure no tourist vessels interfere with the dredging work.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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