A boat carrying a shipment of sand capsized outside the commercial harbor of Male’ City this Tuesday morning.
MNDF says the incident was reported to the authority at 8:45 am.
The boat, Kurimagu, had seven workers onboard when it capsized; six migrant workers and one Maldivian.
MNDF reports all the men were unharmed in the incident, except for one migrant worker who scraped his shin.
Six of the men were rescued and taken on board the STO tugboat, Zebara; while one was rescued and taken onboard a Coastguard speedboat.
MNDF reports the boat was headed to Hulhumale’ when it capsized.