A crew member a fishing boat in Addu City, who sustained a fish hook injury to the eye on early Monday, has been transported to Feydhoo for emergency medical treatment.
Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) identified the injured as a middle-aged Maldivian male - a crew member of fishing boat ‘Rasainu’, which was fishing near the Gan buoy.
The incident was reported to MNDF Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Center at 06:12 am on Monday.
The fisherman has been transported to Addu’s Feydhoo district for emergency medical treatment with the assistance of MNDF Southern Area Coastguard Squadron.
Maldives has seen a rise in fish hook injuries among fishermen, prompting some fisherman to use goggles to protect their eyes.