An oil tanker that sank overnight at the Chittagong Port was spilling furnace oil into the sea, raising fears of pollution. But officials said the spill was limited to one km so far.

“We are concerned about the pollution but it is unlikely to be very high as only one of the caps of the tanker was open to spill the oil, while the tanker was not fully loaded... The preventive measures could easily deter the spillage,” Deputy Conservator of the Chittagong Port Authority Nazmul Alam said.

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