Coastguard rescues boat with engine failure

The MNDF Coastguard rescued the vessel ‘Rasreethi’ after it suffered an engine failure during a crossing from Male’ to Foakaidhoo in Shaviyani Atoll.

The boat left Male’ at 4:30pm yesterday and MNDF received reports of the emergency at 9:42pm that evening.

The vessel was located near Kagi in Kaafu Atoll with 94 passengers on board, 18 experiencing seasickness due to rough seas.