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A cargo boat capsized near Shaviyani Bodumandhoo

A cargo boat capsized near Shaviyani Bodumandhoo

A boat enroute to Shaviyani Goidhoo from Noonu Velidhoo capsized on Saturday. The boat named “Haisham” which belong to Haa Dhaalu Kulhudhuffushi was capsized near Shaviyani Bodumandhoo while carrying heavy cargo. The 70 feet length boat was moved near Bodumandhoo harbor when it first started sinking. 

Maldives National Defense force (MNDF) received report of the incident at 11:00am on Saturday. A sea ambulance and coast guard were then sent to the location immediately.  MNDF reported that all 4 men on board the boat were safe and not injured. They also reported that floating gas cylinders from the boat were picked by coast guard when the boat started sinking with its cargo.  

Author: Irasha

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