Accidents at Sea

Rescue officers assist sinking 'trash' vessel

  • The vessel started its journey on Sunday night and reported the leakage at 22:24
  • The vessel began taking on water while it was 17 miles off of Kaafu atoll
  • The vessel managed to reach its destination on early Monday morning

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K. Male' 2018 Dec 31 | Mon 11:43 1,129 local

The vessel was carrying waste from Maravandhoo island of Raa atoll to Thilafushi island in Kaafu atoll - MNDF

The Maldives National Defence Force’s (MNDF) coast guard operations have assisted a vessel that took on water while travelling from Raa atoll to Thilafushi island in Kaafu atoll.

The vessel left Maravandhoo island on Sunday night and reported the leakage at 22:24, when it was 17 miles west of Akirifushi island in Kaafu atoll.

The distance between Akirifushi and its detitanation Thilafushi is about 26 nautical miles, and the vessel managed to reach the island by early Monday morning.

MNDF said that the vessel took on water due to a bolt coming loose.

Last updated at: 1 day ago | Reviewed by: Aishath Shaany

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