Oil tanker collides with speedboat injuring eight passengers

Marine police are investigating a collision involving an oil tanker and a speedboat on its way to Male’ from One and Only Reethirah Island Resort.

According to police, an Indian and a Philippine national were among the eight persons injured in the accident.

Police said the eight persons had been admitted to ADK and Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) and were receiving treatment.

Both vessels were damaged in the incident.

Police said the marine police department was now trying to determine the cause of the accident.

In December 2012, a collision between two speed boats left a Finnish tourist dead and nine other people injured.

The collision occurred between an express speedboat service to the island of Hulhumale’ – which is located near to the capital of Male’ – and another vessel belonging to the Bandos Island Resort and Spa property.

In January 2013 this year, five people received minor injuries in a collision between two ferry services travelling to and from the the islands of Hulhumale’ and Hulhule’.

In February 2010, 11 people were injured when a Hulhumale’ ferry travelling to Male collided with a speedboat coming to Male’ from the Rannaalhi resort with tourists aboard.


One thought on “Oil tanker collides with speedboat injuring eight passengers”

  1. I think you will find that the speedboat collided with the oil tanker, not the other way round. A speedboat has more movability than an Oil tanker, which takes a considerable more time to slow down and turn.


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