MNDF begins work to re-float a vessel that ran aground a patch of reef

  • The incident occurred early Friday
  • The vessel is being re-floated
  • Five crew members were on board at the time the vessel ran aground

K. Male' | Zunana Zalif | 20-October-2018 | Saturday 14:24 | zunana | Local | 504

Vessel runs aground patch of reef -- Photo by: MNDF

A squadron of Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF)’s Male’ area coastguard has begun work to re-float a vessel than ran aground a patch of reef early Friday.

MNDF officials revealed that a team of divers from the coastguard had begun work to re-float the fishing vessel, “Magulas”, that had reportedly run aground a reef eastward of Fushi Dhiggaru Falhu.

MNDF had on Friday cautioned seafarers to be cautious of floating supplies and other material in the area.

RaajjeMV understands that a five-member crew, a Maldivian and four expatriates, had been on board the 80-foot vessel at the time.

MNDF revealed that while work to re-float the vessel began on Friday, it still continues.

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