Cargo boat sinks after collision with safari

Submerged cargo boat | Photo: MNDF

Malé, Madives – Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) on Wednesday confirmed that a cargo boat carrying wood has submerged following an accident with a safari boat at the Malé T-Jetty area.

MNDF reported that cargo boat “Huvandhuma-2” and safari boat “Yasava Princess” collided at west of Malé. The cargo boat suffered major damages, with rescue services attempting to pump the vessel clear.

Originally tweeted Maldives National Defence Force (@MNDF_Official) on May 25, 2022.

The Coast Guard is now attempting to retrieve the sunk vessel using a crane.