The missing dinghy travelling from Lh. Hinnavaru to N. Miladhoo with three on board has been found.
Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) said the dinghy was found by one of their Coast Guard vessels out on search. The drifting dinghy was found 30 nautical miles East of N. Manadhoo, and the three Maldivians on board were in good condition, MNDF said.
MNDF said the incident occurred when the engine of the dinghy stopped working after they ran out of petrol, as they lost direction due to bad weather.
MNDF said they are working to take the dinghy to N. Manadhoo with the aid of the Coast Guard.