Fuel barge runs aground west of Noomara

A fuel barge has run aground off Noomara island.

According to Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), it received reports of Fuel Supply Maldives (FSM)'s fuel barge 'Mekunu' running aground west of Sh. Noomara around 07:00 a.m on Saturday. The barge was carrying a large amount of petrol and diesel, and five crewmen were aboard the vessel at the time, said MNDF. The Northern Area Coast Guard is active in the area.

No injuries have been reported due to the incident.