Boat from Lhohi reported missing with 1 onboard

Boat reported missing after departing from N. Lhohi on August 16, 2018.

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) has started search for a boat which was reported missing after departing from N. Lhohi last Wednesday night.

MNDF says Hussain Adnan, 30, from Fehivina at Lhohi departed on the boat at 10:30 pm last Wednesday. Contact was last made at 1:30 am this Thursday, when Adnan said the boat was between Lhohi and Manadhoo.

Lhohi Council reports Adnan does not normally travel alone.

The missing boat is painted light blue and is 15-foot-long with a six horsepower outboard Suzuki engine.

MNDF reports it has started aerial search of the missing boat using seaplane.

The authority requests anyone with information on Adnan or the missing boat to call Coastguard’s toll free number 191 or 3395981 or 3398898.