Earlier this month, we announced that Team O2, Egyptian duo Omar Samra and Omar Nour, are set to embark on the world’s toughest row; 5,000 kilometers across the Atlantic Ocean. They would have been the first Egyptian team to complete in this dangerous challenge. O2 were scheduled to start their journey on the 12th of December, and the average time required for the challenge was 60 days.
Omar Samra’s Instagram Account just posted a very sad piece of news, that mighty 45 knot winds capsized O2’s boat. Luckily, the two Egyptian daredevils survived the crash, and were rescued after being lost for almost 12 hours in the vast ocean!
The team is now safe onboard a 200m Greek-German cargo ship that came to their aid and was able to bring them onboard after 3-4 hours long of rescue attempts in worsening conditions. The post also mentions that the ship’s Captain and Senior Officers were Egyptians.
The ship’s destination is Spain and is expected to arrive on the 28th. We can’t wait for the two Omars to come back safely to Egypt and announce their epic survival story.