Tourist ships have started sailing between Inani Beach in Cox’s Bazar town and Saint Martin’s Island. This improves upon an important scene of tourism. The MV Karnafuly Express set sail in the morning for the first time from the new jetty built by the Bangladesh Navy at Inani Beach.
The ship’s office in Cox’s Bazar is run by Hossain Islam Bahadur. He said that from now on, the ship will leave from the Bangladesh Navy’s jetty at Inani instead of the Bakkhali River jetty.
He said that ships normally go between Teknaf and Saint Martin’s, Chittagong and Saint Martin’s, and Cox’s Bazar and Saint Martin’s. The MV Karnaphuli Express used to leave from the Bakkhali River Jetty, but that wasn’t possible this year. “The ship is leaving from Inani Navy jetty for Saint Martin’s Island after getting all the necessary permissions from all appropriate departments.” This has opened up a new way for tourists to come in. He said, “The ship left Inani for the first time yesterday at 9:30 a.m. and got to the island at 12:30 p.m.” It’s set to leave Saint Martin’s Island at 3 p.m. and get to Inani at 6:30 p.m.”
The ship’s managing head, Engineer MA Rashid, said that the ship can hold 750 people. He also said that the round-trip ticket costs between Tk1,800 and Tk3,200.
Source: Dhaka Tribune