At least 21 fishermen, who ventured into the Bay of Bengal with a trawler on June 14, went missing near Sonarchar island of Kutubdia Channel after a cyclone.
The trawler carrying 20 fishermen, had gone to the sea for fishing a week ago but other fishermen of Banskhali, Bahaddarhat Jolodaspara of Puichari village lost contact with them since Saturday morning.
Hori Dhor Jolodas, owner of ill-fated boat ‘FV Jahourlal’ of Banskhali, Bahaddarhat Jolodaspara of Puichari village said, “We have tried to maintain contact with the trawler but got the information from others that the trawler went missing near Sonarchar island of Kutubdia Channel”.
“We are conducting a rescue operation to rescue the fishermen,” said Salauddin, officer-in-charge of Banskhali thana.
Owner of trawler filed a general diary with Banskhali police station.