A fishing vessel sank after it ran aground on Alifushi reef in Raa atoll this morning.
‘Kandu Roalhi 7’ of Alif Alif Ukulhahu left the Alifhushi harbour this morning at around 5:55am, experienced engine failure and crashed into the reef.
Another dhoni attempted to tow the vessel back to Alifhushi harbour, but during this process Kandu Roalhi 7 sank into the harbour.
MNDF northern command sent coastguard divers to the scene and together with the stricken vessel’s crew they managed to raise the vessel.
The coastguard website stated no one was hurt in this incident. This is the second incident of this nature in two days