Police stop over-capacity atoll ferry

Police stopped an atoll ferry from leaving Gaaf Alif Dhaandhoo today with passengers numbers above the legal capacity.

Sun Online reports that Gaaf Alif Atoll Councillor Abdu Salaam was on board at the time. Salaam said that when police counted there were approximately 30 passengers above the 50-person limit.

The councillor explained that the lack of capacity was a recurring problem.

Under the government’s public-private partnership (PPP) policy, the ferry service in the atoll is provided by a private company called Drimex.