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Vessel capsize in Pashur: Salvation work continues

Sun Online Desk     21st April, 2018 08:40:07 printer

Vessel capsize in Pashur: Salvation work continues

The salvage team has continued their operation for the second day to retrieve the coal-laden cargo vessel that capsized in the Pashur River in the Sundarbans under Mongla upazila on April 14.

 

A dredger and a launch along with 31 men including 11 divers were working to remove the coal from the sunken cargo, witnesses said on Saturday.

 

An official of the salvage team of ‘Hossain Salvage Enterprise’ said it may take 25 more days to pull out the vessel.

 

The salvage team will remove the coal from the ship and it will be dragged to the shore once it gets lighter.

 

Earlier on April 14, 'MV-Bilash' carrying 775 tonnes of coal capsized in the Pashur River in the Sundarbans. The incident occurred as the ship ran aground in a hidden shoal as it followed a wrong route.

 

With the latest one, at least eight commercial ships sank in the river in the last five years.

 

Source: UNB


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