June 4th, 2012
10:34 AM ET

British sailor missing in Dubai

Authorities are searching for a British sailor who disappeared after arriving in Dubai.

Timothy Andrew MacColl, 27, was last seen getting into a taxi about 2 a.m. on Sunday, May 27, his family said.

"It is known that he had just left the Rock Bottom Bar which is at the Regent Hotel in the area of Deira," the family said in a statement.

The bar is about a 15-minute drive from Port Rashid, where MacColl's ship, the HMS Westminster, had docked the previous day, the family said.


Filed under: Dubai • World
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  1. saywhat

    This rare for Dubai. I hope and pray that he is safe.

    June 4, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark Glicker

      Lets hope that he is located soon.

      June 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. High Hopes

    The only thing rare about it is that the news is being reported. Dubai is Iran's playground and shopping mall for the rich but not so famous Sheikhs and their families... and a slave trade capital catering to the wealthy on the backs of slaves from Ethiopia, India and Asia.

    I hope they find him...

    June 4, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    No play ground for Iranians more so for the Europeans who have turned it into almost a retirement community for themselves. These Emirates along with S.Arabia are firmly lined up with us against Iran.
    such incidents are rare there.

    June 4, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |

    My guess is he is passed out in a Hookah bar somewhere.

    June 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • High Hopes

      Say What:

      Google Iran, Dubai and embargo.

      No lie...

      June 4, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Say goodbye to the drunken sailor

    Dubai? They might never find his body. Those muslims have no reason to produce his body or even look for him.

    June 4, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |