A 90-foot cargo boat has run aground as it attempted to enter the HDh. Nolhivaranfaru lagoon.
Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) said the incident was reported to the authority at 08:51 pm on Sunday.
The boat ‘Alisaafu’ was traveling with three people – two foreigners and a local – when it ran aground as it attempted to enter Nolhivaranfaru.
MNDF Northern Area Coastguard Squadron is responding to the incident.
3 Meehunnaaeku dhathuru kuri "Alisaafu" namakah kiyaa 90 foot ge mudhaa ufulaa dhoani, H.Dh Nolhivaranfarah vannan ulhumuge thereygai e rashuge neru mahchah urigen, MNDF NA CG Squadron in dhanee eheetherikan foarukohdhemun. Mi haadhisaa ge report libifaivanee rey 20:51 haairu. pic.twitter.com/Q6unU816nK— Maldives National Defence Force (@MNDF_Official) July 5, 2021
According to MNDF spokesperson, Major Ibrahim Azim, efforts are being made to refloat the boat using a vessel arranged by the boat’s owner, and with assistance from Coastguard divers.
He also stated that the people on board weren’t injured in the incident.