Cargo capsize in Pashur: 150 tons of coal removed

A dredger and a launch, with 31 men including 11 divers, are working to remove coal from sunken ship MV Bilash. So far 150 tons of coal have been removed from the vessel, which capsized in the Pashur river in the Sundarbans on April 14th.

Salvage operations have been hampered due to strong currents and stormy weather, according to Sohrab Hossain, chief of divers of the salvage team

Earlier an official of Hossain Salvage Enterprise said that it might take 15 more days to pull off the vessel.

MV-Bilash was carrying 775 tons of coal when it capsized in the river in the Sundarbans having run aground after following a wrong route.