Kolkata, June 20 : Smoke was still emanating from merchant vessel SSL Kolkata, that was devastated by a fire in the Bay of Bengal on June 14, even as the authorities continued with the salvage operation on Wednesday, a defence spokesperson said.
" Minimal smoke (is) emanating from the ship.
Salvage operation is in progress," the spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, salvage operation experts from Holland were proceeding towards the vessel in a Coast Guard ship, with additional specialist equipment for the operation.
A Tug from Kakinada is also being called for supporting the salvage operation, the spokesperson said.