A cargo vessel has overturned near the sea surrounding Kaafu Atoll Maahal.
Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) reported receiving a distress signal from the ship called Samora 2 overturning near Maahal at 10:30 am. The vessel was on its way to K. Kagi. MNDF has indicated that the squadron in the vicinity of Male has been dispatched to the scene of the incident.
There were four individuals on board the vessel when the incident occurred, a Maldivian and three foreigners.
The ocean current is drifting cargo that has fallen overboard further away from the site of the overturned ship, prompting the authorities to issue warnings to other ships traveling in the region.