Musandam-Oman Sail crew safe in Canada

Oman Tuesday 19/July/2016 21:12 PM
By: Times News Service
Musandam-Oman Sail crew safe in Canada

Muscat: Crew of Musandam- Oman Sail (MOD70) was safely shifted ashore in Newfoundland, easterly province of Canada following the accident on Sunday morning.
Musandam-Oman Sail boat capsized off the coast of Canada during its Transatlantic crossing from Quebec, Canada to Saint Malo in France. “The crew has been medically assessed and they are well,” a statement issued by the Oman Sail confirmed.
“The crew, Ireland’s Damian Foxall and Mayeul Riffet from France are supporting Loik Gallon and the shore team are recovering with the MOD70 while other team members including French skipper Sidney Gavignet, Fahad Al Hasni (OMA) and Alex Pella (ESP) will return home to be with their families,” the statement added.
“We are thankful and hugely relieved that the crew are safe and sound and on dry land,” said David Graham, Oman Sail CEO.
“We have a great team and they are now fully focused on recovering Musandam-Oman Sail,” CEO added.
He thanked the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax, the cargo ship Torm Alexandra that rescued the crew and the Transat Quebec-St Malo race management for their support with this operation. He also expressed his gratitude to all the supporters around the world who have sent messages and well wishes to the crew and the team.
“We are very grateful for your support,” CEO said.
The boat capsized in the early hours of July 17, approximately 450 nautical miles east of St Pierre and Miquelon.