Fire breaks out at boat inside Thilafushi lagoon

Fire breaks out at boat docked inside Thilafushi lagoon used to transport oil on September 27, 2023.

A fire broke out at a boat docked inside Thilafushi lagoon on Wednesday.

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) said its Fire and Rescue Team was dispatched to the scene upon receiving the report, where they commenced efforts to subdue the fire.

The boat, used to transport fuel, which caught fire while docked inside Thilafushi lagoon, has now been moved outside of the lagoon, as per MNDF.

It is unclear how many people were aboard the boat at the time of the fire. However, MNDF said they have received no reports of injuries to any individual aboard the boat.

The incident comes after various fire incidents in Male’ area two weeks ago.