Speedboat carrying tourists catches fire

A Coastguard speedboat at sea. (File Photo/Addu Live)

A speedboat carrying tourists near K. Huraa has caught fire.

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF)’s media official identified the boat as a 90-foot speedboat, Orchid 40.

MNDF’s Fire and Rescue Service is working on putting out the fire, says the official.

MNDF said the incident was reported to the authority at 10:50 am this Wednesday.

No one was harmed in the incident, and the tourists on board have been transported Bandos Island Resort on one of the resort’s speedboats.