MNDF Coast Guard has responded to 7 incidents at sea caused by bad weather

Updated: 29-06-2022, 23:55


MNDF Coast Guard has responded to 7 incidents at sea caused by bad weather.

1st Incident

Coast Guard First Squadron responded to the report of “Cruiser 3” capsizing and losing one crewmember at sea. Report was received at MNDF Coast Guard around 19:59hrs, which was followed by a report of finding the missing man around 20:20hrs. Harbor Craft of Coast Guard First Squadron which travelled to the location along with divers then attended another incident as no further help was required by the capsized vessel.

2nd Incident

MNDF Coast Guard Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) received report of the flooding of “Dengue Launch” around 20:15hrs. Bad weather and rough seas halted the speed of the speedboat, causing it to flood. As the Harbor Craft of Coast Guard Second Squadron along with divers made their way to the location,  Coast Guard was reported flooding being brought under control.  The speedboat was later anchored at the harbor of “Loabigili” resort.

3rd Incident

Capsizing of the 22 feet speedboat named “Lonu Tails” was reported at MNDF Coast Guard around 20:40hrs. 4 people onboard the speedboat which was traveling near K.Giraavaru were evacuated safely to Male’ City around 21:26hrs by the Harbor Craft of Coast Guard Second Squadron.

4th Incident

Flooding of the speedboat named “Lucky Star” was reported at MRCC around 20:08hrs. Coast Guard Second Squadron Fast Interceptor Craft “Velaanaa” was brought to standby following the report received. Flooding of the speedboat traveling near K.Gaafaru was brought under control and was safely anchored at the harbor of K.Gaafaru.

5th Incident

MNDF Coast Guard MRCC received report of 2 barges drifting their way near K.Funadhoo around 20:49hrs. Ropes used for docking these barges at the MPL site broke, causing it to drift. MPL used their tugboats in escorting these barges back to the MPL site.

6th Incident

Coast Guard Second Squadron was brought to standby after MRCC received report of the dragging of the anchor of MTCC’s dredger “Maha Jarraf” around 20:50hrs. Although extreme weather conditions made anchor of MTCC’s dredger to drag, it did not run aground.

7th Incident

MRCC received report of the stranding of a speedboat onto a sandbank near K.Reethi Rah resort. Tourists traveling by the speedboat were evacuated safely by another speedboat sent by Reethi Rah resort.

No one suffered any harm in any of these incidents.