A Dhoni in Thilafushi capsizes due to rough sea

A vessel carrying cargo outside of the Industrial island of Kaafu atoll Thilafushi flips on Sunday, 19th January.

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) confirms the cargo vessel flipped downside-up after the tilting from side to side following the embarking. Authorities have clarified the three crew on board at the time was rescued by another vessel.

It was reported that coastguard vessel from the national defense force was en-route to the site of incident is working to help the Dhoni.

As the Maldives now are currently experiencing heavy stormy weather rough seas are expected including heavy rains for most parts of the Maldives. Earlier Maldives National Defense Force has also assisted with docked cargo boat at Male’ Commercial Harbor which has experienced rough seas and water logging on Sunday.

While the Maldives Meteorological Center (MET Office) issued a yellow alert for the island between Haa Alif and Laamu Atoll. The Met office noted that worsen weather condition between 12:00hrs until 16:00 hrs are expected.

Currently, Greater Male’ Region is experiencing heavy rains with strong gusts.

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