Cargo boat sinks after wrecking on Nolhivaranfaru reef

A cargo boat from HA. Kelaa, Savaaree, wrecks on HDh. Nolhivaranfaru reef on September 8, 2022. (Sun Photo)

A boat carrying cargo from Male’ City sank on Thursday, after running aground the HDh. Nolhivaranfaru reef.

According to Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF), the boat Savaaree – registered to HA. Kelaa – wrecked on the reef at approximately 06:30 pm.

Kelaa Council’s president Abdulla Infaz told Sun Savaaree was one of the biggest cargo boats that travels to Male’.

He said that 36 people from Kelaa, including the council’s vice president, had left for Nolhivaranfaru to provide assistance.

Savaaree transports cargo from Male’ to Kelaa, HA. Dhidhdhoo, and Nolhivaranfaru.

Infaz said the boat wrecked on the reef when it arrived in Nolhivaranfaru after offloading to Kelaa.

“The boat sank with cargo to Nolhivaranfaru and Dhidhdhoo. The boat wrecked on the reef and sank. It sank with all the cargo. Some of the cargo is now floating in the sea,” he said.