Rescue officers find missing vessel's crew

  • The crew consisted of a Maldivian captain and two expatriate workers
  • he defence force had dispatched search teams by land and sea on Friday
  • The captain had confirmed that the vessel had sunk

K. Male' | Shan Anees | 06-October-2017 | Friday 11:12 | twitter | Local | 214


The 'Umeedhu' had been travelling from capital city Malé -- Photo by: MNDF

The Maldives National Defence Force’s rescue officers have found three members of the crew they began looking for early Friday.

They had received a distress call from ‘Umeedhu’, a vessel used for cargo transfer, at around 5:30 am while it was in Baa Atoll.

The defence force had dispatched search teams by land and sea on Friday after first-responders failed to sight the crew or the vessel.

Officers had even said that there ‘were no signs’ of a vessel having sunk.

The crew consisted of a Maldivian captain and two expatriate workers. The captain had confirmed that the vessel had sunk.  


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