MNDF commence vessel check for Eid

Coastguard conducting vessel checks

Maldives National Defense Force’s (MNDF) Coastguard kicked off a special operation to check vessels for Eid al Fitr holidays. 

The operation is carried out regularly by the Coastguard in conjunction with each year’s Eid holidays as a large number of people travel via sea during the period. The operation is to ensure vessels  adherence to the required precautionary measures onboard guaranteeing passengers’ safety, and preventing any incidents from taking place. 

This is being carried out from April 19, till the 24th. 

Under this operation, MNDF detailed that they will be checking whether sea vessels are in compliance with provisions penned down in the seaworthiness certifications.

They will be checking marine VHF, whether boat captains have their licenses and other precautionary measures pertaining to the safety of passengers.