Fire risks abound on launches

  • The launches operating on the river routes from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country do not carry enough fire extinguishers. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The launches operating on the river routes from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country do not carry enough fire extinguishers. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Most of the launches running from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country use reconditioned engines. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Most of the launches running from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country use reconditioned engines. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Most of the launches running from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country use reconditioned engines. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Most of the launches running from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country use reconditioned engines. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • cylinders used for food preparation are also beside the engine room, increasing the risk of accidents. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    cylinders used for food preparation are also beside the engine room, increasing the risk of accidents. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • This huge launch operating on the river routes from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country has buckets that can be used to throw sand onto a fire in case emergency. But the vessel does not carry any sand. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    This huge launch operating on the river routes from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country has buckets that can be used to throw sand onto a fire in case emergency. But the vessel does not carry any sand. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The launches operating on the river routes from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country have only a handful of fire extinguishers. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The launches operating on the river routes from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country have only a handful of fire extinguishers. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The launches operating on the river routes from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country only have fire extinguishers next to the engine room. The emergency equipment is missing elsewhere on the vessels. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The launches operating on the river routes from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country only have fire extinguishers next to the engine room. The emergency equipment is missing elsewhere on the vessels. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The launches operating on the river routes from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country only have fire extinguishers next to the engine room. The emergency equipment is missing elsewhere on the vessels. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The launches operating on the river routes from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country only have fire extinguishers next to the engine room. The emergency equipment is missing elsewhere on the vessels. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A few dozen large vessels operate on the river routes from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country, but most of them have safety and security issues. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A few dozen large vessels operate on the river routes from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country, but most of them have safety and security issues. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A few dozen large vessels operate on the river routes from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country, but most of them have safety and security issues. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A few dozen large vessels operate on the river routes from Dhaka's Sadarghat to the southern parts of the country, but most of them have safety and security issues. Photo taken on Dec 27, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove