Seafarers advised caution of a drifting fishing boat

Updated: 08-01-2022, 00:00


Seafarers traveling the area, especially at night, are advised to take caution as a capsized fishing boat from Sri Lanka is predicted to drift into the sea of Male’ atoll and Vaavu atoll.

“P.G.C Periklis” enroute from K.Male’ to Port Blair, India, rescued 5 crewmen of the fish boat which capsized 72 nautical miles east of Kaafu atoll. These crew were immediately provided with medical care. The rescued crew mentioned a sixth crew member who drowned and strayed into the sea.

If vessels traveling the area are to receive any information regarding the drifting fish boat, please contact the number of Coast Guard 191.