The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) on October 15 traced the wreck of the Chinese-owned Panama-flag freighter MV Bingo, which sank nearly 22 nautical miles south of Sagar Island on October 12 night. Owners of the ship have been directed to salvage the wreck as it is in the navigation channel used by ships moving to and from the ports of Kolkata and Haldia.
The Chinese freighter MV Bingo has settled on its side inside the KoPT's limits. KoPT said the insurer P&I Club has responded positively to KoPT's orders. Experts from Singapore have flown into inspect the site.
The salvage operations for MV Bingo are likely to start around November. This will be the first such salvage operations in the waters around Sagar Island in the recent past.