Boat enroute to Raa atoll capsizes

A boat traveling from Male City to Raa Atoll has capsized.

According to the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), they received reports of the sinking vessel named "Aalaa" at 5:22 am on Thursday. The boat was 2.5 off Baa Eydhafushi at the time. Upon receiving the information, MNDF Northern Area Command Coast Guard promptly deployed their sea ambulance to provide immediate assistance.

Fifteen people were aboard the vessel when it began taking in water. They were rescued before the boat submerged and were transported to Eydhafushi.

Although an MNDF vessel stationed at Lh. Maafilaafushi Northern Area Command was dispatched to the boat's location; the boat has now sunk a mile off Eydhafushi.