One missing at sea after speedboat capsizes

Photos of the capsized speedboat and its location. (Photo/MNDF)

A search operation has commenced for a man missing at sea, after the speedboat he was traveling on capsized south of AA. Maalhos.

Maldives Police Service said that a report was made after contact was lost with a speedboat that departed from Male’ City to AA. Ukulhas at approximately 13:00pm yesterday. They detailed that two Maldivian men were traveling on the speedboat.

The Police said that the speedboat was discovered, capsized, near AA. Maalhos on Friday. One man aboard, had been found off AA. Feridhoo, and he is currently being treated at Feridhoo Health Centre.

They stressed that efforts were underway to locate the second man.

Police have requested anyone who comes in contact with the missing man, or has any information regarding him to contact them at 119 or 332211.

Earlier today, Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) had made an announcement seeking the owners of the speedboat, as it was discovered capsized without any passengers or crew.