Speedboat carrying cargo to HIH capsizes

Boats harbored near Hulhule' Island Hotel (HIH) in Hulhule'. (Photo/Sun/Ahmed Mujthaba)

A speedboat carrying cargo to Hulhule’ Island Hotel (HIH) capsized inside the Hulhule’ lagoon in an incident this Saturday morning.

Spokesperson at Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF), Captain Ibrahim Azim said the incident was reported to the Coastguard at 9:12 am.

“The speedboat capsized while in the lagoon near Hulhule’ Island Hotel after unloading the cargo,” said Azim.

Azim said the boat capsized after taking in water, but that no one was harmed in the incident.

The Coastguard are operating at the site of the incident.