A boat named “Fazaa” has run aground while carrying cargo to R. Atoll early Thursday morning.
The boat, which embarked from Male’, ran aground on a reef near B. Eydhafushi.
Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) said they received report of the incident around 2:30 a.m. and immediately dispatched MNDF’s Northern Area Coast Guard Squadron speedboat with divers to the site.
MNDF said the 75-foot boat was carrying cargo for a new resort being constructed at R. Atoll.
According to MNDF there were two expatriates and one local on the boat when the incident occurred. The Maldivian was injured during the incident and was taken to Eydhafushi Hospital for treatment, MNDF said.