Fire Incident

Fire on speed boat and fuel barge at T-Jetty

A fire has started on a speed boat and an fuel barge at the T-Jetty in Male’ City.

MNDF said that the Fire and Rescue teams are responding to the fire on the vessels. Maldives Police Service are also assisting at the scene.

One Media journalist at the scene reports that the flames on the vessel are now being controlled. However, the fire on the oil barge is still burning strong.

Update - 4:30 p.m.:

Moments ago, Police Media said that the fire is on a speed boat and two fuel bowsers. And they are working to move the other vessels in the area to a safe distance.

Update - 4:45 p.m.:

MNDF has said that the fire has been controlled and there is nothing in the surrounding area that could ignite the flames again.

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