Incidents at sea

MNDF rescues five after boat sinks

  • MNDF received a report of a sinking boat at around 12:29pm
  • There were five passengers onboard; four Maldivians and a foreigne
  • They were rescued by 2:20pm

K. Male' 2020 Jul 06 | Mon 17:19 local 3,666

The boat sank nine miles north of Kaashidhoo island in Kaafu atoll - MNDF

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF)’s Coastguard has rescued passengers, after their boat sank.

MNDF’s media officer, Ibrahim Azim said that they received a report of the incident at around 12:29pm on Monday. The boat was to have been travelling from capital Malé City to Dhonakulhi island in Haa Alif atoll.

He said that there were five passengers onboard; four Maldivians and a foreigner.

Noting that MNDF Coastguard launch was dispatched to the area, Azim said that the five individuals were rescued by 2:20pm. He added that all five are in good condition.

MNDF had also used their helicopter in the search operation.

The boat sank nine miles north of Kaashidhoo island in Kaafu atoll.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Abdulla Naseer Ibrahim

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