An operation to rescue MV Pangaon Express started on 16th July, 10 days after it sank in heavy waves in the Bay of Bengal on 6th July, while en route from Chittagong to Pangaon Inland Container Terminal in Keraniganj.
ccording to International news, Sea Glory Shipping Agencies, the charterer of Pangaon Express owned by Chattogram port, gave a work order to local company PS Salvage on 16 July to recover the vessel.
Mainul Hossain, manager (admin) of Sea Glory, said that the the ship’s containers will be recovered. Then the ship itself will be rescued.
The Pangaon Express is a 19-year-old vessel that was being used to transfer containers from the Bangladesh seaport of Chattogram along the coast and 157nm inland on the Meghna River to the Pangaon Terminal near the capital city of Dhaka.
As explained, the vessel issued a distress call at around 11:00 and the 12 crewmembers and two people from the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority were evacuated aboard a fishing boat. They were safely transferred to shore. The containers aboard the vessel shifted with reports saying three were lost overboard.