Coast Guard

Coast Guard mobilized after launch with 20 people on board starts sinking

Male’ Area Coast Guard Squadron has been mobilized to assist a speed launch traveling with 20 people on board from Lhaviyani Atoll Naifaru to Male’ City after the vessel started taking in water and sinking.

MNDF said that vessel began taking in water after the water pump on board stopped working about four nautical miles north of Kaafu Atoll Gaafaru.

The incident was reported to the Coast Guard around 4:50 p.m. according to the MNDF and confirmed that there were 20 people on board.

The launch is now being assisted by another vessel to be transported to Gaafaru.