June 26, 2022, 5:44 am

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2021-11-02 12:34:34 BdST

Tourist ship operations suspended on Teknaf-Saint Martin's Island route

Tourist ship operations to Saint Martin's Island from Saint Martin's jetty in Cox's Bazaar have been suspended for carrying out repairs.

The jetty in Saint Martin's sustained severe structural damage due to Cyclone Yaas that made landfall in Bangladesh and eastern India in May this year.

The local administration on Monday decided against suspending tourist ship operations from Saint Martin's jetty, considering the safety of the tourists.

That was after a local administration team, led by additional deputy commissioner of Cox's Bazaar Amin Al Pervez, visited the damaged site and oversaw the repair work.

“We can’t put the lives of tourists at risk. So, we can't allow any tourist ships at the jetty. Let the repair work be done,” said Amin.

Every year, the local administration suspends the movement of tourist ships on the popular route from March due to inclement weather and reopens it in October.

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