Comparing safety of transport of one country to another soon becomes irrelevant as you some how accept it is the way it is. This notion is pretty scary to have when you know that accidents are common in the countries river network with overcrowding and lack of health and safety on boats.
St Martins Island is about 9km from Cox's Bazar. My cousin sorted out a day trip to visit which included a bus ride to a port/pier onto which we would embark on a boat that would eventually take us there. Arriving at the port/pier, it wasn't made very clear which boat was for us as there was 3 boats moored.
First off the ships didn't give me that much confidence and when I looked at the amount of people getting, I was at first hesitant that it would stay afloat! Once people were all on board, the ship made its way to St Martin's Island. The journey time was roughly 2 hours and with the that time and to ease my mind about the ship, me and my cousin went to the top deck to take some photos and to see the landscape with views of the Teknaf Hills on one side and Myanmar on the other. I always find its extraordinary to see another country from across a river.
The few hours I'd spent on the island I enjoyed.
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