Business owner on 5,000-mile sailing journey missing out on after yacht found crashed off Egyptian coast

Business owner on 5,000-mile sailing journey missing out on after yacht found crashed off Egyptian coast

A Scottish entrepreneur who triggered on a 5,000- mile sailing journey has gone missing after his boat cleaned up off the coast of Egypt.

Colin Finnie lost contact with family and authorities towards the end of his voyage across the Indian Ocean from Australia.

The 67- year-old’s yacht Simba was supposedly discovered crashed on a reef however he was not on board. The Scottish Sun has actually reported that grandfather Mr Finnie, from Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, was preparing to be house for Christmas when he disappeared at sea.

The previous hotelier was last in contact with his family on December 7 when he was just 300 miles away from his location of Port Ghalib, Egypt.

A search was released, which ended in the discovery of the empty 44 ft vessel on the Marsa Alam reef in the Red Sea on December 13.

Mr Finnie was discovered to have last signalled near to the Australian territory of Christmas Island on October 25.

His anxious better half took to social media to make an appeal, specifying: “He was in storms and low on fuel.

” I have touched with [the] Foreign Office and Coastguard and the Egyptian authorities are actively trying to find him.

” I understand it’s a long shot but I am attempting whatever.”

A source informed The Scottish Sun: “Colin was planning to be back in Scotland for Christmas.

” He had actually come a long method and was nearing the final stage of his journey. It’s just such a shock that this has occurred.”

M r Finnie was said to have actually been thrilled about the prospect of bringing the yacht, which sells for approximately ₤300,000, back on his own from Australia.

He when owned the Aberdeen Northern Hotel, which was sold for ₤ 1.5 million in 2017.

The BoatWatch site mentioned: “The last known contact with FINNIE was on Saturday 07 DEC 2019 when he was about 300 NM (nautical miles) away from his destination.”

The Foreign Workplace stated: “We are supporting the household of a British guy reported missing while sailing in the Red Sea and touch with Egyptian authorities.”

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