Ship from Sri Lanka hits Bengal jetty

March 22nd, 2008 - 8:42 pm ICT by admin  

Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) A ship carrying containers and construction equipment from Sri Lanka lost control Saturday and hit a Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) jetty near here. No one was injured in the accident. “The ship was coming from Colombo with heavy machineries and containers. On its way to Kolkata port, it lost control due to some technical problems and hit a jetty at Nurpur in South 24 Parganas district,” Kolkata Port Trust Chairman A.K Chanda told IANS.

He said the steering of the ship got jammed and the captain had no option but to stop it abruptly.

“The jetty was completely damaged but no human injury was reported in the incident,” Chanda said.

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