Cargo boat runs aground patch reef in Vaavu atoll

  • 'Maavaa Star' had sunk with the cargo on board after running aground a patch reef 4.7 nautical miles westward of Vaavu atoll Fulidhoo island
  • This incident was reported to them at around 06:10 this a.m.

K. Male' | Zunana Zalif | 22-April-2018 | Sunday 09:21 | zunana | Local | 1,462

Maavaa Star capsized -- Photo by: MNDF

A 100-ft cargo ship has sunk after running aground a patch reef in Vaavu atoll.

According to the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), this incident was reported to them at around 06:10 this a.m.

MNDF added that the three locals and two expatriates on board at the time had been safely transferred to a sea ambulance.

'Maavaa Star' had sunk with the cargo on board after running aground a patch reef 4.7 nautical miles westward of Vaavu atoll Fulidhoo island.

Officers of the MNDF are currently active in the area.



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