Fishing vessel runs aground coral reef near Male' atoll

  • Six had been onboard at the time of the incident, including two Maldivians and four expatriates
  • The boat had run aground on a coral reef 1.5 nautical miles southward of Male’ atoll Ithaafushi
  • It was reported at around 04:15 a.m to MNDF Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Center

K. Male' | Zunana Zalif | 13-June-2018 | Wednesday 13:18 | zunana | Local | 268

Boat named 'Galaxy' runs aground coral reef -- Photo by: MNDF

A boat travelling from capital city Male’ to Dhaalu atoll Meedhoo island had run aground a patch of coral reef.

Following the incident, officers of Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) had been active in the area where the fishing vessel had run aground.

According to an official of the MNDF, the boat had run aground a patch of coral reef 1.5 nautical miles southward of Male’ atoll Ithaafushi and was reported at around 04:15 a.m to MNDF Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Center.

MNDF had dispatched divers of the coastguard squadron to the scene immediately.

Speaking to RaajjeMV, MNDF media officer Captain Ibrahim Azim said that the vessel was damaged, and the owner of the vessel had sent in another boat to the area to clear the goods on “Galaxy”.

Six had been onboard at the time of the incident, including two Maldivians and four expatriates. No injuries were reported.



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