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21 Apr 2024 | Sun 07:09
'Farihi 2' boat
'Farihi 2' boat
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Missing boat, found
Missing boat located
 
Efforts were carried out to locate the boat using UAVs
 
They went fishing onboard a boat from Maduvvari island.
 
Three Maldivian men were onboard

The missing diving vessel has been located.

The Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) revealed that they had used the MNDF Air Corps UAV and MNDF Coast Guard vessels to locate the missing vessel.

The three individuals onboard the vessel, were reported safe and in good health.

The boat was spotted 23 nautical miles from Raiymandhoo island of Meemu atoll, with a failed engine.

A total of 440 nautical miles were searched to locate the missing diving vessel, including land and sea areas.

Farihi 2’ went missing on Friday evening. The report of three individuals who had gone out to sea for fishing, was received by authorities around 10pm on Friday.

According to sources, the missing boat had three individuals from Maafushi island of Kaafu atoll heading to Maduvvari island, onboard.

They went fishing onboard a boat from Maduvvari island.

MNDF revealed that the boat, which is used as a diving vessel, set out to fish in the waters near Raiymandhoo island of Meemu atoll.

MNDF’s Central Area Command, Coast Guard Third Squadron launched efforts to locate the missing fishing vessel at around 11:20pm on Friday.

The two individuals onboard the vessel that went missing, were a 45-year-old and a 25-year-old, both men.

Details of the third individual onboard the missing vessel, were not publicized.

Last updated at: 1 month ago
Reviewed by: Maryam Dhaanish Nasheed
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