Boat with 50 tonnes of diesel crashes into reef

Boat with 50 tonnes of diesel crashes into reef. | Photo: MNDF

Malé, Maldives —The Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) has informed that a boat with 50 tonnes of diesel in it has crashed into the channel in the reef.

MNDF tweeted that early morning at 03:09, they received information that a boat named “Snow” has crashed into the reef while it was on its way from Male’ to HA. Atoll.

MNDF stated that the boat crashed into Bolistha reef near Sh. Keekimini. At the time of the incident, there were two foreigners and a Maldivian present in the boat.

As the 50 tonnes of diesel was securely kept in the boat, MNDF stated that there has been no leakage of the fuel onto the sea.

MNDF Northern Area Coast Guard Squadron is active on the scene.

MNDF has released no further information on the incident.