Crew Man Still Missing from Musandam-Oman Sail


On October 7th, 2015 the French Captain of the racing trimaran, Musandam-Oman Sail, MOD70, reported a Man Overboard (MOB) off the coast of Croatia.

The Italian and Croatian coastguards are assisting with the search and rescue operation for missing crewmember Mohammed Al Alawi (26). Wind speed at the time of the MOB was 15-17 knots.

Four days later he has not yet been recovered

Mohammed’s family has been notified and Oman Sail team members are with them and supporting them through this uncertain time.

He went missing while the yacht was en route from Lorient via Marseille in France to Trieste in Italy, to be present at the Barcolana yacht race, as part of our European season.

The extensive search for Mohammed continues and the search area has extended into Italian waters; the search team has been a mix of Oman Sail, private search and rescue companies and the Croatian coastguard, using helicopters, airplanes, and boats including Musandam-Oman Sail.