MNDF Coast Guard evacuates people onboard a stranded vessel

Updated: 04-03-2022, 14:00


MNDF Coast Guard Male’ Area Second Squadron has evacuated passengers onboard a vessel which ran aground during its journey from Ha.Kelaa to Male’.

Report of stranding of the vessel named “Savaaree” was received at MNDF Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) around 04:01hrs. Followed by the report, Harbor Craft of Coast Guard Male’ Area Second Squadron made its way to the vessel in provision of aid. Harbor Craft of Coast Guard Male’ Area Second Squadron evacuated a total of 19 people onboard the vessel to Male’ around 06:25hrs. 6 women and 3 children were amongst those evacuated.

The vessel was travelling with a total of 28 people onboard. The owner of the vessel has arranged facilities to refloat the stranded vessel. No one suffered any harm in the incident.