The operations to refloat the MV Benita, according to a source, amount to about Rs 13 million for the use of police helicopters. The exercises held on the MV Benita required 157 hours of flying. We also note that more than 1 700 passengers including experts, engineers and members of tug crews were transported by the helicopter.
The bulk carrier ran aground on the reefs of Le Bouchon on the night of June 16 to 17. After the rescue exercise, the bulk carrier was en route to the Gujrat when it capsized and sank in 93, 5 nautical miles off Mauritius at a depth of 4400 meters during the weekend.