Coast guard mobilized to assist sinking boat

A vessel of the MNDF Coast Guard. (Photo/Addu Live)

MNDF Coast Guard has been mobilized to assist a cargo vessel taking in water. 

Information Officer of MNDF, Captain Ibrahim Azim said that the situation was reported around 7:45 p.m. tonight and the vessel, Venus, was 13 miles west of Kaafu atoll Gaafaru, in the Kaashidhoo sea. 

MNDF said that there were four people on board the vessel at the time of the incident. 

As the Coast Guard assists the vessel, a sea ambulance in the area is also providing assistance. And a fast intercepting craft is also at the scene according to the MNDF.