Rescue Officers refloat stranded vessel in Kaafu atoll

  • The 50-foot ‘Azum 2’ ran aground a surface reef to the east of the island
  • The MNDF’s maritime rescue coordination center had managed to refloat the vessel at about 1:40am

K. Male' | Shan Anees | 28-December-2018 | Friday 11:55 | twitter | Local | 498

The 50-foot ‘Azum 2’ ran aground a surface reef to the east of the island, with six people onboard at about 9:40pm on Thursday -- Photo by: google

Rescue officers of the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) have on Friday refloated a vessel after a reef stranding near the Bolifushi Island Resort in Kaafu atoll.

The 50-foot ‘Azum 2’ ran aground a surface reef to the east of the island, with six people onboard at about 9:40pm on Thursday.

Individuals aboard the vessel were employees of the Bolifushi resort, who went on a fishing trip to neighbouring Maniyafushi island.

The MNDF’s maritime rescue coordination center had managed to refloat the vessel at about 1:40am. No one was injured.



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