British sailor missing in Dubai

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.

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British sailor still missing

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.

– Royal Navy spokesman


Fears grow for missing sailor

Leading Seaman MacColl in uniform with one of his two children. Credit: Royal Navy

The Royal Navy have said they are doing all they can to locate missing Leading Seaman Timothy MacColl. MacColl has not been seen since the early hours of Sunday morning. He is the father of two children aged four and six. His pregnant wife said:

"We are appealing to the people of Dubai and reaching out to the large expat community to help us find Timmy. We are desperately worried. Checks have been made with hospitals, prisons, police stations, medical stations and mortuaries and there is no record of him and no sightings so far."

His family described him as white, 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build, with short brown hair cropped with a flicked fringe. He speaks with a broad Scottish accent and was wearing a red Moto GP T-shirt, dark-coloured long shorts, and white trainers.

Family of missing sailor 'going crazy' with worry

The family of Timothy Andrew MacColl, the 27-year-old sailor missing in Dubai have issued a public appeal for information on his whereabouts.

The married father of two, whose wife is expecting their third child in October, was last seen by a shipmate getting into a taxi alone at around 2am on Sunday. His wife Rachael said she was "going crazy" with worry:

I last spoke with Timmy at midday on Saturday and he was in really good spirits and looking forward to speaking with the children on Skype on Sunday. That call never happened.

It is completely out of character for him not to contact us, and we are completely at a loss and going crazy with worry.

Wherever Timmy is, I know that he wants to be found, he will want us to find him, we need people to help us do that. He may be in trouble somewhere, he could be trapped as far as we know, we have absolutely no idea. Please, please help us find him.

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