People on board a speedboat that ran aground on Monday night near K. Maafushi while on its way to a resort from K. Guraidhoo have been rescued.
Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) said the incident was reported at around 7:25 p.m. and that the boat belongs to Velassaru Resort. The boat was carrying 18 people, including crew.
MNDF said no one was hurt in the incident, and that everyone was safely transported on a police boat to Velassaru.
In addition to this incident, at around 4:30 p.m. a speedboat sank near an uninhabited island in R. Atoll. However, no one was hurt.