Missing boat found after a week

The fishing boat which had gone missing last week with 12 on board has been found.

The Maldives coastguard had been maintaining a non-stop search for the boat, named Blue Fish 1, and had requested foreign aid in the hunt. Aerial operations were also set to start on Monday to locate the boat.

However, the Coast Guard said the boat had made contact at around 1:40 AM on Monday and is currently heading towards the capital Male. The Coast Guard further said the crew were safe and that they had been fishing just inside Maldivian waters for the past week which had made it diffcult for the vessel to maintain communication.

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