Five days after a coal-laden cargo vessel capsized in the Pashur River in the Sundarbans under Mongla upazila of Khulna, a salvage team started their work on Friday to pull off it.
The team began releasing coal from sunken ship in the afternoon, said sources at the Department of Forest.
Ship owners engaged private vessel salvage company ‘Hossain Salvage Enterprise’ to retrieve the vessel and a 40-member team of the company reached the spot on Thursday afternoon.
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 water routes running through the Sundarbans in the last five years.