At Sea

Man injured in collision between launch and supply boat

A man has been injured in a collision that took place between a fishing launch and a supply boat near Kaafu Atoll Maafushi.

MNDF said that the person injured was on the launch and sustained head and shoulder injuries. The man has been transported to Male’ City on a launch from Maafushi for further treatment.

The incident was reported to the MNDF at 6:50 a.m. this morning, MNDF said that the two vessels involved in the collision are the 22-foot launch “Ali Shah” and the “Iru Suppy Dhoani”.

At the time of the collision, there were five people on the launch and seven people on the supply boat.

MNDF said that the launch had capsized during the collision and the Male’ Area Coastguard is now at the scene.