Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) has arranged a compensation amount of $500,000 (USD) for the family of naval engineer Hadisur Rahman, who was killed in a rocket attack at the port of Olvia in Ukraine, while serving on the Banglar Samriddhi - a BSC vessel that was docked at the port.
BSC also announced a payment equivalent to seven months' salary for other members of the Banglar Samriddhi, that was damaged in the attack. Hadisur’s brother has been offered a job at BSC and will join on June 1.
The announcements were made at a meeting of the Board of Directors of BSC in the city on Wednesday.
The meeting was presided over by State Minister for Shipping and Chairman of the BSC board of directors Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury.
On March 3, Hadisur, 47-year-old third engineer of Bangladeshi vessel ‘Banglar Samriddhi’, was killed in a rocket attack on the ship stranded at Ukrainian port Olvia.
The BSC ship was positioned in the inner anchorage of Olvia port (Ukraine), when Hadisur was killed due to a missile attack.
Earlier on March 9, 28 surviving crew members of the Bangladeshi ship who were stranded in war-torn Ukraine, arrived back in Dhaka. They went from Ukraine to Moldova to reach Bucharest in Romania, from where they flew to Dhaka.
The Bangladesh Shipping Corporation ship had been stranded at Olvia port in Ukraine since February 23, following Russia's invasion of its eastern European neighbour.
Hadisur’s body was preserved in a bunker near Ukraine as the procedure to bring it back was delayed due to the worsening situation in Ukraine. Later, on March 14, his body did reach Dhaka.
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