Maldivian fishing vessel catches fire

A boat belonging to Maldivian fisheries company Mifco has caught fire while undergoing repairs at a Sri Lankan dockyard.

Adli Ismail, managing director of the Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company (Mifco), said the cause of the fire in the boat’s insulation has not yet been identified, according to Haveeru.

Colombo firefighters were able to bring the fire under control within an hour.

“There was no structural damage to the boat. However, I really think we will need to replace the insulation,” said Adli.