Maldives National Defence Force MNDF stated that a boat traveling to Noonu Atoll from Male’ called ‘Landhoo Boat’ had run aground on a reef and sunk.
The boat had run aground on a reef off Kaafu Maafaru and that the incident was reported around 10:55 am with 48 people onboard which includes 12 locals and 36 foreigners.
MNDF stated that people from Gaafaru along with other vessels in the area assisted those on the vessel in distress. MNDF added that most of those aboard had been taken to Gaafaru already.
MNDF has now confirmed that the boat has sunk after the incident.