A pleasure boat from Martigues, missing in the Mediterranean

The two skippers left the port of Martigues on Friday, May 6, bound for the Balearic Islands. Their journey was supposed to last five days, but the two men were never heard from again. Your ship has not been found.

His last sign of life dates back to Friday, May 6, at the León golf course. For two weeks, Emmanuel Rouffio, an experienced skipper, and Mamoun Benanni have been missing. His ship named “Sylphe” remains untraceable. The SNSM shared this Tuesday on its Twitter account the message from the Cruz Méditerranée after this worrying disappearance.

The adventure of the two patrons began on May 5. They had left the port of Martigues for the Balearic Islands. His crossing of the Mediterranean Sea was going to last five days, reports France 3 Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur.

A stage in Tangier was also planned, reports the Regional Operational Center for Surveillance and Rescue of the Mediterranean.

The sailboat was in the middle of the Gulf of León

This concern increases as the days go by. The last sign of life for the two men was two weeks ago. That day, his 7.5 m long sailboat was in the middle of the Gulf of Lion, in the Mediterranean Sea, about a hundred kilometers from the French coast, CrossMed continues.

Faced with this too long absence of news, the regional operational center for surveillance and rescue at sea opened a port investigation on May 12, reports France 3 Provences-Alpes Côte d’Azur, specifying that the authorities had received the alert from the families of the two missing captains.

“The wife of one of the bosses was worried about not having news, because he communicated with her every time he arrived at the dock. We receive these types of calls very regularly, on average once a week, and very often the sailors arrive shortly after, ”CrossMed explained to the television channel.

Despite everything, CrossMed is intended to be reassuring. “It is after a disappearance of several months that one becomes pessimistic about the chances of survival,” stressed the regional operational center for surveillance and rescue at sea. The two skippers would have left with enough food for several more days.

Anyone with information or who has seen this ship is invited to contact CrossMed on 196 or +33 (0)4 94 61 16 16.

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