Sea training: Two Royal Navy commando trainees reported missing (military source)
Rabat – Two commando trainees from the Royal Navy are missing after being swept away by very strong sea currents during training at sea on January 20, off Ksar Sghir, we learned from a military source on Friday.
Commando trainees from the Royal Navy were swept away by very strong sea currents during this training, and some of them were able to regain the Moroccan coast with the assistance of the coastguards and zodiacs of the Royal Navy, specifies the source, adding that four interns have been reported missing.
Two of the latter managed to swim back to the Spanish coast, in rough waves of rough seas, showing undeniable bravery and a high degree of professionalism, the same source said, noting that these two soldiers were repatriated by the air forces of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR) and that they are in a good state of health.
The other two soldiers are still missing, notes the military source, who points out that several air and sea assets of the FAR and the Royal Gendarmerie, specialized in search and rescue operations, are deployed to search for them, as part of the national SAR (Search and Rescue) system.
Last modification: January 22, 2021