A cargo boat named ‘Reyva’, carrying waste from Halaveli Resort to Thilafushi, catches fire and sustains damages.
Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) said the incident was reported at 09:00 a.m. Saturday and that they dispatched the Coast Guard launch ‘Velana’ with firemen to the area. They aided in draining the flooding in the engine room, said MNDF.
MNDF further clarified that the fire originated in the engine room, and was put out entirely by the crew of the boat, with the help of fire extinguishers placed in the boat.
MNDF said that while the engine room and surrounding areas of the boat suffered damage, no one was harmed in the incident.