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Coastguard initiates rescue operation for missing ‘JUMBO’ boat

Missing boat ‘JUMBO’. (Photo/MNDF)

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF)’s Coastguard has launched a search and rescue operation to locate a boat which has been missing for one week.

MNDF says the Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Center received a report of the missing boat at 10:22 am this Sunday.

‘JUMBO’ is a 75-foot boat registered to H. Dh. Kulhudhuffushi but operates in Male’ City.

The last contact with the boat, which left of a fishing trip with 12 men on board, was at approximately 7 pm on January 20, from L. Atoll.

The 75-foot boat is light grey with a white wheelhouse.

MNDF has asked anyone with information regarding the boat to contact Coastguard on its toll-free number 191.

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