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Three days on, search for missing Chinese diver continues

Ahmed Aiham
20 August 2019, MVT 22:07
Maldives National Defence Force's Coast Guard ship 'Shaheed Ali' during the operation to find missing Chinese diver. PHOTO: MALDIVES NATIONAL DEFENCE FORCE
Ahmed Aiham
20 August 2019, MVT 22:07

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), on Tuesday, revealed that they have yet to find the Chinese diver that went missing at the world-famous pinnacle reef 'Kandooma Thila' in Kaafu Atoll.

The 41-year-old female diver was reported missing at approximately 1309 hrs on Sunday. The woman was a guest on the liveaboard 'OCA M7 S', said MNDF.

MNDF's Male' Area Coast Guard Squadron and Coast Guard Ship 'Shaheed Ali' are conducting the search and recovery operation.

A large number of marine-related incidents are reported, claiming multiple lives throughout the year.

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