MNDF captures two Indian boats in Maldivian waters with 19 people

The two Indian flagged boats captured in Maldivian territorial waters by MNDF on November 11, 2019. (Photo/MNDF)

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) has seized two Indian boats in Maldivian territorial waters north of H.A Thuraakunu.

One of the boats had nine crews while the other boat had ten. The boats were the type used for fishing and were discovered 29 nautical miles north of H.A Thuraakunu, according to MNDF media official Ibrahim Azim.

The two boats have now been harbored in H.A Uligam and Azim stated that the affairs of the boats will be resolved in collaboration with the relevant government authorities.