– Royal Navy spokesman
We have one sailor who is currently unaccounted for in Dubai. Everything is being done to ensure that he is located safely.
The individual's next of kin has been informed and is being provided with support from the Royal Navy.
This has been reported to the local authorities, who are currently treating the incident as a missing person event.
We are working closely with the local authorities and FCO representatives in the UAE to establish his whereabouts.
We take great care to look after all members of the Naval Service wherever they serve around the world.
The family of a British sailor missing in Dubai have pleaded for information on his whereabouts. The Royal Navy have said they are doing all they can to locate Leading Seaman Timothy (Timmy) MacColl, who has not been seen since 2am on Sunday.