Speedboat carrying 7 sinks at sea

Speed boat travelling in bad weather. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

A speedboat traveling to a sandbank near K. Kodhdhipparu has sunk.

MNDF said that the boat was carrying seven when it sank. They managed to swim to the sandbank after the boat sank.

Reports of the incident were received around 13:14 today. MNDF coastguard vessels were dispatched to the area after the reports were received. 

The boat sank after water filled up the boat. Everyone on the boat are safe, according to MNDF.

Authorities have advised caution when traveling due to the spell of bad weather currently being experienced in the country.