- Police reveals details regarding recent gang assualts
- Retired Sergeant processed in Addu City was given no differential treatment
- A case of sexual abuse of a minor sent to PG’s Office
- Drug dealer operating in Male’ given life sentence and fined MVR 100,000
- EU urges political parties to act responsibly
- PPM is the best ark to travel the seas of politics- Dr. Jameel
- Adam Mohamed will not be given opportunity to run JSC according to his whims- Ali Waheed
- Threat of terrorism exists in the Maldives- Shiyam
- It is Nasheed who has no shell to seek refuge in- Matheen
- Hearing of case submitted to annul PPM primary election scheduled for today
- Maldivian Airlines to begin flights to China
- MDP calls to immediately cease politically motivated judicial actions against MDP
- Special task force created to combat gang activity
Missing Dhoni ‘Rankuri’ rescued by Indian Navy
‘Rankuri’, the Dhoni, which had been missing off the Maldivian coast, has been finally traced and rescued by the Indian Naval Ship ‘Shardul’ yesterday afternoon.
The Maldives authorities had launched a Search and Rescue operation to locate the missing Maldivian dhoani ‘Rankuri’. The dhoani had gone missing in the afternoon of 17th September in the vicinity of Huvadhu Atoll. Rankuri is a 95 feet dhoani and had four Maldivian personnel onboard when it went missing.
The Government of Maldives had requested Indian Navy for assistance in the evening of 19th September to search Rankuri. The Indian Navy responded promptly and diverted Indian Naval Ship ‘Shardul’ which was carrying out surveillance in the Maldives EEZ. The Indian Navy had also kept a surveillance aircraft standby for search.
Indian Naval Ship ‘INS Shardul’, which is a landing ship used for amphibious operations and carries a helicopter, reached the last known position of ‘Rankuri’ in the afternoon of 20th September. The ship deployed its helicopter to search for Rankuri which was located by the helicopter in the evening around 5 PM. A team from INS Shardul accompanied by MNDF personnel, who were onboard Shardul, embarked Rankuri.
The ship provided all the assistance to Rankuri and gave food, water and fuel to Rankuri. Rankuri was thereafter escorted by the Indian Naval Ship close to its destination.
The rescue of ‘Rankuri’ was a precise operation and marks a significant success of the continuing cooperation between MNDF and Indian Navy.