MNDF provides aid to a flooding oil tanker near Gdh.Faresmaathodaa.

Updated: 17-06-2021, 20:00

MNDF Southern Area Coast guard squadron has aided a flooding oil tanker. State Trading Organization’s oil tanker “MV Alihuras”, carrying 4.5 million liters of oil was travelling with 17 Maldivians.

After MNDF Coast guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Center received reports today at 15:10hrs, a team of MNDF Southern Area Coast Guard Squadron Divers were dispatched to the scene of incident for assistance.

Effort by coastguard divers were essential in spotting damaged part of the hull and halting further flooding. No individual suffered any harm.