Indian Navy on Saturday helped Maldives in locating a landing craft which went missing two days back. The navy Dornier aircraft, sent out for the mission onSaturday evening, picked up a vessel floating about 60 nm away from last known position and informed INS Kirch who was about 50 nm away.
The ship's forward ramp had collapsed due to which she was unable to propel. Kirch has confirmed all crew members are safe.
The Indian Navy informed MNDF about the discovery. The vessels location was 120 Male 135nm. Nearest land - 112Nm due West.
A joint boarding party was sent with first light to provide assistance.
The landing craft was travelling from K Thulusdhoo, an island in Maldives to L Gan, another island. It had six persons on board.